This book is dedicated to Elizabeth Ostrowski, my
niece, who at the age of sixteen ended her addiction to
drugs and joined The Ancestors. It is in her memory that
I wrote this book.
This book is also dedicated to many young relatives
who walked into a recovery center and started a new life.
I need to make mention of a young man who’s daily
recovery is of special importance. Alex Hennessey was
almost lost to all of us who understand this disease called
addiction. We thought that he was about to join The
Ancestors. He didn’t; he walked though those scary doors
of recovery and is the promise of AA come true, alive,
and recovering today.
This book is for all who take the scary walk though
that door and into their first AA meeting. They all are the
proof that the promises of AA come true, one day at a