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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,...

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