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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."

Juli M (Acworth, GA)
2/18/2017 in Hebron, KY  EVENT: 66th Kentucky State AA Conference  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 52 min )

"I was born a nasty two year old and remained that way until well into my thirties."

"... because if I could push you away from me soon enough then you wouldn't have the opportunity to hurt me. And that's what I was afraid of."

Letting Go of Our Old Selves - Steps 6-7 (OH,London,GA)
2/12/2000 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 36th IAAWC  TYPE: AA, Female, Steps  ( 29 min )

"Dear Lord, some of us need to sing a new song. Will You teach us the words? Help us to sing in harmony with the Holy Spirit so our song will delight Your heart."

Kass P (Robeson, PA)
9/23/1989 in Winchester, VA  EVENT: 35th 4-State and DC Fall Get Together  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 47 min )

"Nobody knew what I would do when I got there which made sense because I never knew..."

"Lookin' for love in all the wrong places...most of them drunk like I was."

Nancy K (Elkridge, MD)
Oct 1999 in Maryland  EVENT: 15th Area 29 Falll Convemtion  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 58 min )

"This tape tells perfectly what I had been given by AA and God by the time I was 11 years sober ....and what almost all got away by the time I was 18 1/2 years sober - Learn by my example!"

Butch M (Barie, ON)
7/1/2017 in Nashville, TN  EVENT: 36th Music City Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 8 min )

"I have always been much more impressed by what I see you do rather than what I hear you say. I have always had the ability to sound better than I really am...including tonight."

"They made the effort to leave their homes that night. They both came to my mother's house and talked to me about their drinking. They did not talk to me about 'my' drinking."

Tommie D (Oakland Park, FL)
3/22/2009 in Marietta, GA  EVENT: 19th Marietta Roundup  TYPE: AA, Female, Historical  ( 1 hr 16 min )

"I used to say I came from a dysfunctional family but I'm it. The rest of my family was fine."

"I truly believe that alcoholism is a feeling illness."

Bob W (Louisville, KY)
7/15/1984 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 9th Atlanta Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 9 min )

"I've yet to find anything wrong with sobriety."

Larry A (Louisville, KY)
7/22/1998 in Cartersville, GA  EVENT: 21st Allatoona Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 5 min )

"I was 23 years old and I had lost the ability to care about another human being and away I went to the penitentiary. Man, I got there and guess what? I got there and all my friends was there. Everybody from my old neighborhood was there. ..And I remember they said, 'Hey Larry, what took you so long?'"

Juli M (Acworth, GA)
6/23/2017 in Douglasville, GA  EVENT: 26th West Georgia Gratitude Weekend  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 46 min )

"And when it got really, really bad I decided that I had a problem and there was no help for me.And so I walked away; I walked away from everything. I called my youngest son's father and ask him to please take him, called my mother and asked her to please take my oldest son, they did and I walked away from everything. And I went and lived on the streets of Atlanta and I spent all day, every day, feeding my disease."