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An AA tells the story of how the magazine helped her get and stay sober
I was a bit unable to understand the Big Book for quite awhile when I got sober though not for lack of trying. I agonized over it, looked the words up, and struggled, often crying. There may have been self-pity involved. Whatever the case, I understood the stories in the back of the Big Book, major chunks of them, anyways. I could relate to them. So, when I started outpatient treatment—it took me awhile to become willing to go to meetings—I had nothing to support my recovery aside from Sober Living. I was forever looking for my millions of relapse triggers before a sponsor taught me...
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Bed Number Eleven
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What's Around the Corner?
Trying to predict the future is futile for this AA