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Five Years Later
After a long relapse he came back to AA and found a God of his understanding
I first came to AA when I was 23. I hadn't drank long, but in what drinking I did, I discovered the answer I didn't know I was looking for, to a problem I didn't know I had. I stayed dry for over six years, drank for a few months, and then landed in a psychiatric hospital. When I left there, I stayed dry for another five years, during which time I married a wonderful woman and moved several times.
Although I'd taken inventory when I was new in AA, and shared it with my then-sponsor, I'd never done anything about the items I'd found in my inventory. To use Bill's analogy of the...
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