AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Family Voices: Alcoholics Anonymous: A Military Journey to Sobriety

September 16, 2019

Host Patty Barron, Director of Family Readiness at AUSA, speaks with George W., a retired U.S. Army officer and A.A. member. He serves on the Alcoholics Anonymous trustees' Committee for Cooperation with the Professional Community, where he works to carry the A.A. message to the armed forces and veterans communities. George shares his personal story, explains the steps to help a loved one dealing with alcohol addiction and specifically focuses on how service members can find help with A.A.

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at


Resources mentioned:

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Al-Anon – Support For Family and Friends


Facebook: @AlAnonFamilyGroupsWSO

Twitter: @AlAnon_WSO



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