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Published January 2014.

You Let Me In

A member reflects on how important the Third Tradition was in the beginning

When adopting the Third Tradition, early AAs decided that people like me were welcome in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. I had a desire not to drink. And you let me in.

When I first walked into AA, I was told, "We're so glad you are here," and, "keep coming back." I did. And I've been coming back for many years.

-- Terryl A.

Waco, exas

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