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Owl 038 Buddy
Buddy was in and out of AA for 6 years prior to getting sober. His alcoholic drinking started in his late 20s. Religion prevented earlier drinking. Drinking saved his life. A major health issue threatened his life and he quit drinking but with no program, he resumed. Ultimately, a DUI led to his coming to AA. He didn't know anyone who drank like him; in AA, he heard a guy who did. Making amends to his first wife was a big moment in his recovery. Buddy got sober on 10NOV2008 and his home...
Owl 037 Viki
Viki started drinking at 14 and was a round-the-clock drinker the last year and a half of her drinking. Being unemployed gave her time to drink like that. Her daughter left during her drinking and didn't accept Viki's amends; 8 years later, she did. Viki grew up in church and taught Sunday school. Step 2 seemed to have nothing to offer - she thought she had a relationship with a higher power but didn't. Step 2 started her looking at her relationship with her higher power and helped her...
Owl 036 Hunter
Hunter got sober in 1996 in NA but wasn't thorough on his 4th step. He started drinking again in 2003. In 2006, he came to AA and did things differently. In 2016, he backed off of his meetings, would arrive at the start of them and leave before the end. He had surgery and didn't take the pain meds as prescribed. He experienced depression, too. He drank for 2 months and came back in 2017. He says he's stubborn but will take suggestions. Hunter listens to 5th steps at a local treatment...
Owl 001 Philip
The inaugural podcast of The Boiled Owl! Meet Don and Sam, recovered alcoholics who talked about doing a podcast as members of Alcoholics Anonymous and then actually did it. Our guest, Philip, tells us of his journey to AA and what his life of double-digit sobriety is like. We conclude with our "Ask An Oldtimer" segment. Visit us at http://boiledowlaa.org to learn more and to contact us.
Owl 002 Thomas
Our guest, Thomas, tells us of his journey to AA and what his life in sobriety is like. We conclude with our "Ask An Oldtimer" segment. Visit us at boiledowlaa.org to learn more and to contact us.