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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:04 AM

18. I have a very close friend who had a serious drinking problem. Several DUIs in his pass.

He lost at least one if not two parents to alcohol-related diseases. For years we watch him continue to drink.

He tried twice to quit by seeking treatment in one of the nationally known mid-western private treatment centers. Both times he completed the prescribed stay at in-house clinics but soon returned to drinking.

Then ~25 years ago something in his life triggered a decision to quit. This time he chose AA. Now 25+ years later he has been sober. He has spent years as a leader (if that is the right term) in the local meetings.

Anyone that knows him will tell you that AA managed to end his addiction where two private expensive clinic stays failed.

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