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Published March 2011.

Web Exclusive: I Think I’ll Just Keep Coming Back

A long-time member finds real peace in letting go.

"I throw up my hands on the huge roller coaster of living and scream with delight."

You know, I'm such an alcoholic type. I get more amazed as my sobriety lengthens as to how "garden variety" I really am.

I go to my Step study, my Big Book, my As Bill See's It, my candlelight (I still love the dark) and Promises meetings (it's at the sunny beach, but I wear my dark sunglasses). I listen carefully and pay attention respectfully to others, just like I was taught (well, I mostly do).

-- Leonard C.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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