I first went to AA in September 2009 on Colin’s suggestion as I had a problem with alcohol and over the counter medication. I carried on drinking for the first few weeks but could see happy sober people in the meetings so I asked a woman to sponsor me and stopped drinking on November 1st 2009. AA became a major part of my life. I am a volunteer and go into a women’s prison to deliver AA meetings. I have also spent over a year facilitating a women’s group made up of addicts and alcoholics. I go to regular AA meetings and sponsor women through the 12 step program of recovery. I will be 11 years sober November 1st this year.