From the July 2012 magazine.

July 2012: A Second Chance in Africa

After AA loved her through her cancer scare, the Steps showed her a way to give back

Finding balance in life has never been my strong suit. Hence my seat in the rooms of AA. I surrendered to this program in 2001 at the age of 33. I was a broken, empty, soulless woman. My life since then has been nothing short of miraculous.

I was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, and I used this disease just like I had used everything else in my life. It was a fantastic way to get all the attention I so desperately craved. I wanted to be the victim. I wanted to look all put together and strong on the outside, but inside I wanted to scream, “Why me?” It was a perfect opportunity to drink.

-- Bethany P.

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