July 2012: Hope in a Lock Box
AA gives a prisoner the key to sobriety and a way to repair the past
In February 2009, I was arrested for crimes committed as a direct result of alcoholism. When I arrived at the camp where I would be spending the next three years of my life, I knew I’d hit bottom. I sought help to recover from all my troubles. I applied to be a part of the prison’s substance abuse program. Little did I know where God would take me.
My treatment counselor suggested I read page 30 in the Big Book every day until treatment class began, which was about three weeks away. I did as was suggested. I actually took it a step further and read the whole book. What an...
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