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Web Exclusive: A Letter from an Old Friend

In the process of making an amends, a man finds more reason to feel grateful for his sobriety

"I explained the reason for my letter, made my apologies and offered to share my experience, strength and hope."

I received the following response to a Ninth Step letter sent to a friend I had not corresponded with for over 20 years. She was the first person to suggest to me that I might have a problem with alcohol. It was important to me to locate her to make amends for my behavior.

I had been sober approximately four years when I finally found her. I explained the reason for my letter, that I was a grateful member of AA, made my apologies and offered to share my experience, strength and hope with anyone she might know who might also suffer from this disease. I really did not expect a... Login to read more
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