Ben shares his Experience, Strength and Hope with humility, more than 3 decades into sobriety. Ben has lived an exciting life which included top secret Navy clearance, gambling addiction, spy ships, black-market smuggling, Hollywood, drugs and alcoholism—not in that order.
At the height of his career success, Ben was in the top 1% of his field working at Universal Studios . . . and two years later he was separated from his wife, living in a car, arrested 5x in 9 days, and going absolutely insane. This is when a friend of the program 12-stepped Ben directly from the book; and though he thought Alcoholics Anonymous was a cult, he tried it anyway. Ben hasn’t had a drink since. Ben is still an active member, passing on the principles of these steps and these ways of living life sober.
“I thought that alcohol did for everybody what it does for me.”
“Once I put alcohol in my body, I have no idea when I’m gonna stop.”
“It’s the thinking, that’s my insanity, to think this time I can control and enjoy my drinking.”
“I heard it so many times, I didn’t have to take a drink again if I didn’t want to, and my obsession was lifted.”
vol 112. Sobriety Date 5/24/2015 (Glenn H.)Glenn didn’t drink much until he was a successful business man, which quickly ca
vol 111. Sobriety Date 3/30/2020 (Alex)1st generation kid that began serious drinking at 10 yrs. old, with lots of drug
vol 110. Sobriety Date 8/13/2018 (Howard R.)After waking up face down in his backyard, having no memory of the previous day,
vol 109. Sobriety Date 1/26/2004 (Hans)Hans was in and out of the rooms for 6 yrs. but he kept trying, and each time he