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Owl 040 Steve
Steve came to AA on crutches, having jumped out of a moving car in a blackout. His first sponsor was assigned to him. He started drinking and using drugs at 11. He yelled at God, cursing him and then got a call from an AA member needing jumper cables. He went all-in after his first meeting and started helping newcomers at 2 weeks. He has a beautiful 12th-Step story about taking the train from work. Steve's home group is Serendipity in High Point, NC. His sobriety date is 01APR1989.
Owl 039 Molly
Molly just completed another 4th Step and is meeting one of her sponsors to do a 5th Step right after recording this episode. A DUI in 2002 led her to getting sober 2 months later. Years before getting sober, she had a boyfriend in AA and, by living the AA program, he showed her what a sober life in AA can be like. A musician, Molly regained access to her talent at about 2 years sober and now is "performing behind enemy lines" frequently. Step 3 and the St. Francis prayer are very present...
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 004 Willie
Sober 40 years and all of them in Greensboro, NC, Willie not only has lots of experience, strength, and hope, but he also knows lots of local AA history. Willie's home group is the Summit Fellowship Men's Group in Greensboro, NC.
Owl 005 Kenneth
Our guest, Kenneth, talks about his recovery in AA and how general service is a big part of it. He knew early on he was an alcoholic. We speak about drugs - outside issue? Kenneth was in a major accident in his drinking days. Sobriety Date: 02JUN2000 Home Group: Inside Out, Wilmington, NC We conclude with our "Ask An Oldtimer" segment. Visit us at boiledowlaa.org to learn more and to contact us.
Owl 003 Miranda
Our guest, Miranda, tells us of her journey to AA and what her life as a sober mom is like. We conclude with our "Ask An Oldtimer" segment. Visit us at boiledowlaa.org to learn more and to contact us.
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.