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Old Timer in Trouble

Having many years of sobriety does not make us immune

We old-timers do not have all the answers. Sometimes we don't know what to do. When we forget, it is usually temporary. We hear a reminder at a meeting, in reading, or from another person. Sometimes we hear exactly what we need. But not always.

Two years ago, I began to go to fewer meetings, which felt fine for awhile. Slowly I began to use other sober tools less regularly also. Although, I met regularly with sponsees, I didn't do the same with my sponsor. Other tools became rusty, such as saying "please" in the morning and "thank you" at night, regular prayer and meditation, journaling, sharing honestly the depth of what was really going on and my own Step work on present issues.

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