From the March 2012 magazine.


Through working the Steps, she was relieved of her biggest problem

Before I had a home group, a sponsor, a service position, a relationship with God I attempted to have a go at the big book of "Alcoholics Anonymous" on my own. The immediate identification that I found came from Bill's story where he felt that "he arrived" with the lifestyle that alcohol initially gave him. It was the comfort and ease that washed over me when liquor sank in. No problems, no worries—I felt I was more in the moment than ever before.

Nothing had ever given me that sensation—absolute fulfillment. People wanted to know what I was going to be doing, where I was going...

-- Daniela P.

Buffalo, New York

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