From the April 2013 magazine.

April 2013: Layers of his Life

The Big Book helped him peel back memories that were sweeter than he had remembered

STEP FOUR: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

They say you can’t change the past. And the Promises assure us that “We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.” But what if you can’t remember large parts of your life?

Years of daily blackout drinking left me pretty foggy for quite a while after I had my last drink. When I began to clear up enough to pay serious attention, I listened to others talk about doing their inventory and the need to tell someone their whole life story. These discussions usually left me a little...

-- James L.

Pegram, Tennessee

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