The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Leslie Jamison
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In Chapter Six, "Surrender," Jamison drives to her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting across the river crying the entire way. She has not been to any AA meetings until now because she felt it was like crossing an irrevocable threshold--as if once she crossed this line, it would be harder to go back. She is not quitting drinking because she wants to quit. It is more that quitting seems like the only way to arrive at a life where drinking is not the one thing she wants to do most when she wakes up. She is tired about how much she thinks about drinking. She wants her life to be about other things again. Being in the AA room, Jamison experiences a sense of relief. She find something calming in the immediacy of hearing other people speak about their stories. When a man named Bug...

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