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Young People and A.A.

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2017 1:31:38 PM / by John D. posted in younger sobriety, youth sobriety, young people in A.A., Alcoholics Anonymous, alcohol dependency, alcohol recovery, 12 Steps, ICYPAA

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My drinking got me kicked out of school; it got me into trouble with the law; I was put on probation; I was court ordered to counseling and I was fighting constantly with my parents. I hated what I was doing to them and I loathed what I was doing to myself, but I didn’t know how to stop. I finally got honest with my probation officer one day and she suggested I go to a Young Peoples A.A. meeting.

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Getting Sober at 17 yrs old.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2017 11:06:29 AM / by Peter H posted in younger sobriety, getting sober, youth sobriety, Alcoholics Anonymous, drug addiction, drug dependency, drug and alcohol recovery

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I grew up in Mtn. View, California and at the age of 17, I found myself at a crossroads. Once my addiction had reached the point of requiring professional help, my Mom and I went to see a doctor that specialized in chemical dependency. When the doctor came to greet us, he was not what I expected. He was an older gentleman that appeared as if he only knew medicine rather than being able to possibly comprehend what I was going through. He sat us down and said to my Mom…”You are basically putting Band-Aids on the problem…if your son does not stop what he’s doing…he’s going to die.” I could tell my Mom was fighting back the tears and doing her best to remain strong. The doctor went on to tell us about a treatment center in Minnesota that could help.

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