My name is Mary and I am an alcoholic. Being able to make that short statement has changed the whole course of my life.
My drinking career started at 16 and in 10 years I had reached a point of being spiritually, mentally and morally bankrupt living in total fear and degradation.
When I found A.A my first feeling was one of relief. To know I had an illness that could be arrested, and not, as I thought, that I was crazy or just plain no good.
A.A. has given me the ability to cope with life, one day at a time, to accept the things I cannot change. It has given me peace of mind, confidence and self-respect but most of all, it gives me a wonderful fellowship, an affinity with people that care about me my life has meaning.
Each day I thank God for giving me A.A and the privilege of carrying the message.