I am a 52-year recovering alcoholic from Cleveland, Ohio. I got sober young 25, actually 23 before my senior year in College. My family was finally fed up with my shenanigans and bailing me out of jackpots. I have managed to stay sober for 27 years by the grace of God, addiction to running and fitness and some wonderful friends and a support group. I owe much to the youth movement and the International Conference of Young People in AA and the Service Structure of AA that has kept me grounded all these years.