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Joe A (Cincinnati, OH)
2/17/2017 in Hebron, KY  EVENT: 66th Kentucky State AA Conterence  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 46 min )

"The common denominator is they relied on a Power greater than themselves and continue to carry the message of what my drinking was like, what happened to me and what my life is like now."

"We're getting wiped out, man. There is a big wave of heroin epidemic in this country. It's huge and if I were to come into AA today there is a good chance I'd probably be an alcoholic and a heroin addict...Being ignorant and naive I would have done it."

"A functioning alcoholic is like a paraplegic lap dancer. You might think you're bumping and grinding but only in your mind."

Chuck C (Laguna Beach, CA)
9/4/1979 in Vista, CA  EVENT: No. County Intergroup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 4 min )

"Today I have the ability to live peacefully, comfortably and joyously with myself and when I do that I have absolutely no difficulty living with you."

"I didn't spend five seconds on my related disorders."

"Now, thank God, the words 'as we understand Him', has no reference to understanding the infinite, thank God. It has reference only to the necessity for individual experience."

"Love in truth is possession but not the necessity to possess."

Mike B (Penrose, NC)
2/10/2017 in Conyers, GA  EVENT: 42nd Atlanta Roundup Fellowship Event  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr )

"I am grateful that I came into a group of Alcoholics Anonymous that they studied the book, they believed everything that book said and they taught me this program of recovery. Thank God for people who stay in AA."

"Tenth grade were the funnest three years of my life."

Gratitude-A Full and Thankful Heart (BC, NJ, TX, UT)
7/3/2010 in San Antonio, TX  EVENT: AA International 2010  TYPE: AA, Both, Story  ( 1 hr 8 min )

"I was taught early on in AA that gratitude is not a feeling; it's not and emotion; it's an action."

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."

Michael D - Steps 8 - 9 (Sioux Falls, SD)
12/1/2018 in Buford, GA  EVENT: 9th Woodstock of the South  TYPE: AA, Male, Steps  ( 1 hr 3 min )

"....two steps that I absolutely believe is where life began to change for me in Alcoholics Anonymous."

Jerry B (Acworth, GA)
6/24/2017 in Douglasville, GA  EVENT: 26th West Georgia Gratitude Weekend  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 7 min )

"This disease progresses. It's gonna' get worse, worse and worser if you stay with it."

"Alcohol was telling me when to drink....Alcohol will take away everything good in your life."

"If there's a God up there, please let something happen."

"That was the most important prayer I ever said in my life."

"If you don't do something about this you're going to die."

Live and Let Live (Georgia)
2/11/2000 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 36th IAAWC  TYPE: AA, Female, Workshop  ( 48 min )

"Whatever the people in the group I was with espoused as their belief, I took as mine and it never occurred to me until I got to AA that I had a right to look inside, or responsibility to look inside, and decide what felt right to me."

"I knew nothing about living until I came into AA. The principles of the Steps go totally against my nature."

Mike W (Emmitsburg, MD)
4/28/2000 in Marietta, GA  EVENT: 10th Marietta Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 3 min )

"I was not a good husband. I was not a good father because I was not there when I was there."

Donna H - Steps 4-5 (Huntley, MT)
5/31/2014 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: Girlstock 2014  TYPE: AA, Female, Steps  ( 41 min )

"Right now what we are looking for is the Big Chunks because this is not the last one you'll ever do."

"An unexamined life is not worth living."

"An unlived life is not worth examining."