From the March 2012 magazine.

Starting at Zero

It took a long time of being in AA before he could take the First Step

Perhaps most of us have taken the First Step before ever getting to an AA meeting, but that wasn't the case with me. I went because I was worried about losing a job and blowing my resume, and for a shoulder to cry on but was far short of the Third Tradition, much less the First Step. I guess step zero for me was admitting to myself that should do something about my drinking. I was hesitant to come to AA because the one thing I knew about it was that is was about stopping drinking, not just trying to control it, so I was about as afraid that it would work as I was that it didn't. I would...

-- Jim


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