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A New Day

He had to be sober and behind prison walls before he began to trust his Higher Power

I was barely 23 years old and the people in AA already knew me as "hopeless." In a span of 14 months, I had relapsed six times. I always believed I was too smart for the AA program, so I created, and worked, "my" own version: the easier softer program. Obviously, every attempt at "my" program failed. No matter how determined, positive, and honest, I thought I could be, it never lasted long and failure was mine once again.

First of all, I could not accept, or believe, that anything but "me" could be my Higher Power. So I was unable to comprehend the Second Step, which kept me from completing the remaining Steps.

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