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(#1550) Tom L (Luray, VA)
10/21/1979 in Macon, GA  EVENT: 26th Georgia State Convention  TYPE: AA, Male, Story


Sober 2 years since June 1977, Tom was a long time circuit speaker who hit bottom at 27 years sober harder than what brought him into AA.

He drank for 30 hours but could not get physically drunk.

Got a pistol went on a mountain but could not do it.

Cancelled AA speaking engagements.

Went back to school to become a minister. His tuition and expenses was paid by an anonymous friend.

Great story about how his sponsor died.


From cassette C002-11 of GSSA Archives

A talk before his relapse is also available on WeJoy:

Tom L of Luray, VA at Blackstone, VA 1975

(59 min) (27.4 MB) (id#1550)