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Published February 2014.

What's My Secret?

An oldtimer tells us how she did it

After receiving a 35 year chip earlier this year, more than one AA member approached me asking: What's your secret?

I responded candidly that I have no 'secret', that I believe that the Big Book and other AA literature clearly spell out how we go about getting and staying sober and living a full and meaningful sobriety. The question did prompt me to reflect on how I live my sobriety.

With 5 or 6 years of sobriety, I moved from New York to California. As I was preparing to leave New York, my sponsor asked me what I would tell him to do to ensure his sobriety if he was moving...

-- —Mary Ann R.

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