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Clif G (Oklahoma City, OK)
10/27/2018 in Athens, GA  EVENT: 65th Georgia State Convention  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 7 min )

"That's what makes me an alcoholic: I can't drink, and I can't not drink."

The Big Book: Sharing Our Experience (TX,OH,MO)
7/2/2010 in San Antonio, TX  EVENT: AA International 2010  TYPE: AA, Both, Story  ( 1 hr 12 min )

"I am the only expert on my experience with this Book."

Marcia W (Duluth, GA)
5/5/1997 in Marietta, GA  EVENT: 7th Marietta Roundup  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 54 min )

"I violated every single principle that had been given to me."

"I hadn't had a new problem in a long time. If you stop and think about it there are no new problems, just variations of old themes."

Charlie B (New Orleans, LA)
7/23/1998 in Cartersville, GA  EVENT: 21st Allatoona Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 11 min )

"We all come here from different roads but we follow that road of happy destiny together."

Sarah-Anna-Oahu,Debi R-HI (Oahu and Hawaii,HI)
2/8/2001 in Honolulu, HI  EVENT: 37th IAAWC  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 53 min )

"God works when we don't and our God works when we can't."

Tom L (Luray, VA)
Oct 1975 in Blackstone, VA  EVENT: Blackstone Retreat  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 56 min )

"Only a fool, when properly informed, would give up the pleasures of slow dying and yet living."

Dave C (Raliegh, NC)
5/2/1999 in Marietta, GA  EVENT: 9th Marietta Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 55 min )

"The basic benefit that this alcoholic received is my sanity...my sanity. And as a sane alcoholic I find I don't have to run anymore; I don't have to steal anymore and, you know, I don't have to sober up anymore."

"I got to the point where I would take one drink and I could not guarantee my behavior."

Cia F (Los Angeles, CA)
5/10/2018 in Decatur, GA  EVENT: 43rd Atlanta Roundup Fellowship Event  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 58 min )

"The preposterous became palatable."

"I was burglarized and did not notice it for a few weeks."

"Children of alcoholics are pathetically cynical."

Jerry W (Apex, NC)
8/3/2018 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 43rd Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr )

"I am a guy that absolutely could not quit drinking before I got to Alcoholics Anonymous.

I had a lot of well-intended people try to help me get sober - psychiatrists and preachers, high school principals, chief of police, a couple of deputy sheriffs, first sergeants, in-laws, parents, my brother - and no matter how hard they tried, I could never stay sober."

Judge Louie F (Pubuque, IA)
3/17/1971 in Peoria, IL  EVENT: Unknown  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 58 min )

"It's pretty hard to sit up there in the morning and give somebody 30 days for being drunk when you can't remember if you were with them the day before or not."

"I was a periodic drinker. The only time I got drunk is when I started to drink."

"The trouble with trouble is it starts out looking like fun."