Sara and Dale have only been in Alcoholics Anonymous for less than 6 months but their recovery shines through. Both were raised in families where alcohol and/or drug abuse had taken their toll and abuse was not uncommon.
Sara tried AA on and off over 20 years but found she was happiest when drinking. Eventually Sara realized that she was being held back by drinking, being just average and not realizing her full potential. Getting an AA sponsor and starting the 12 Steps meant that she felt part of the fabric of AA and her life and outlook improved and she could enjoy life much more without a drink.
Dale has done a couple of rehabs for drugs and alcohol but realized after his drinking reached new extremes that he couldn’t stop and hated himself more. Dale found AA through an internet forum and started going to AA meetings. Like Sara, getting an AA sponsor and doing the 12 Steps have turned his life around, turning him into a reliable person for the first time in his life.
If you think that alcohol may be a problem then Alcoholics Anonymous could help you. Give them a call on 1300 222 222 or see their website aa.org.au.