Mike Wick
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  • posted Hello Everyone!! Thank you all for creating a place to share our journeys into a sober life.
    Today is a special day for me to share: June 19, 2019 is my 30th AA Birthday!!
    Sober since June 19, 1989; it was not a day when I was coming into AA on a the peak of a winning streak. At my first AA Meeting that Tuesday evening, I heard all the stories. When I got home that evening I slept soundly, convinced that what I heard at the meeting were all lies! That NOBODY could go without a drink for an entire day - and most certainly not for 30 days.
    But next day when I confidently shared my conclusions at my second meeting, they all sort of smiled at me, saying, "Keep Comin' Back...". And I did and did and did and did keep coming back. God Bless all of you people in all of those AA rooms because it is with YOUR help and guidance that I have not had a drink today, 30 years after that first AA meeting.
    • HeatherO Thanks for sharing!
    • Mike Wick Hi Heather - Attending my first AA meeting was not of my choice. After a powerful intervention I went into a 28-day treatment center )The Care Unit). The AA meeting was not an elective. we all went. I was groggy and paranoid, probably didn't know what exactly was an AA meeting. But as I said above my learning curve started that night. Albeit slowly.
    • HeatherO Out of curiosity, what was your thoughts going into the first meeting? Any words of advice for those who might be hesitant to start attending meetings?
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