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My oldest son picked up his 16 year chip from AA today. Sixteen years and 1 month ago I was in Baltimore with a flashlight searching in dumpsters for him. I found him, rented a car and drove him back to Bham. A friend took him to an AA meeting and his life turned 180 degrees. Today he's Vice President of a good business, married and respected in the community. What makes me so proud is constantly running into people who he's helped get clean and sober. I could not be more proud of him if he won a Super Bowl. Over 50 men and women he's sponsored in AA showed up to thank him for helping them. AA works and they've saved countless lives. My hats off to them for the work they do.
I know that you are very proud of him . Not only for staying sober for all these years but especially for helping to change the lives of so many other people .
God bless you and yours .
PS tell your son that we are all proud of him and his work in changing the lves of others .
I have someone in my life that is an alcoholic. Unless you know someone that is an alcoholic, you have no idea how terrible it is. Good for you son and may he continue to be a shining example of what sobriety can be like for an alcoholic.
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A great story 19Auburn49; all of us celebrate with you!
That is so impressive! You should be proud of him.
What an accomplishment. Most people just don't know how hard that is for him.
Best post I've read... thank you for sharing this news!
Thank you for sharing ... truly inspiring. God bless you, your son and family!
Boy, what a great read. My compliments to your son also. And to you..... I also have a family member battling the same so I know the drill. So glad you have it under control.
Now that is a victory worth celebrating. A lot of courage and commitment . A lot to be proud of.
and...I hope to not embarrass you , but A good Dad had something to do with those 50 success
Love your sharing with us on the Board. Thank you.
Just curious, is it still hard for him?
A long time ago I was into cocaine for a short amount of time (6 months) but very heavily. I got to the point where I stopped viewing my savings as "money" but rather as "how much coke can I buy?" I realized I was on a path best not traveled and walked away from those "friends" and the coke. For a long time I still wanted it, sometimes badly, especially with some alcohol in me. I would say it took ten years or so for those cravings to go away, and now if you put it in front of me I wouldn't care a bit. I have heard the alcohol craving never goes away. Is that true?
Congratulations to your son, you, his family, and all of his friends!
Congratulations for your son continuing to stay sober..
A double for you not giving up on him at his lowest point in his life.
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I'm not 49 but my father was a lifetime alcoholic. He ran moonshine at age 13. As he got older and joined the Army he started drinking Vodka. The last three years of his life he was alcohol free. He told my wife and I many times that if he took one drink it would lead into 2,3,4,drunk. It's not taking that first drink that kept him sober. Yes he still craved it.
: ) Happy to hear this.
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