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After a relapse, a member tells his homegroup that he took money from the basket
"While living in my disease, I took about $500 from the group's collection."
I thought I knew what grace was till just a few hours ago. I had it confused with gratitude. Up until 21 days ago, I was coming up on 16 months that I thought were pretty solid but I should know by now from listening to thousands of shares in meetings that when I think my recovery is solid, it's actually in jeopardy. I'm not going to go into the details of my relapse but rather the recovery of it.
I have heard since I came in the rooms that this is a progressive disease. I can vouch for that. I went down fast and in a very short period of time and caused more wreckage in a few short...
-- Scott T.
My Crooked Steps
A sober woman keeps a reminder of what it used to be like
A member discusses the phenomenon of groups who don't participate in area service
Get With the Program
An old timer exhorts newcomers to do the Steps and not just go to meetings
A Well-Lighted Place
He was about to give up finding the meeting when he saw a lighted cabin in the woods