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March 2014: Handle with Care

I firmly believe that it was in Step Three that I made the mistake that led to my “going out” in November of 2010, after five months of white-knuckled sobriety. My sponsor and I had begun my Fourth Step, but I apparently missed something in the previous one.

I had read the words in the Third Step a million times. I thought I fully understood the meanings of each word, but I had changed the meanings to fit my preconceived notions and prejudices.

I was at one of my meetings when I suddenly realized that the pivotal word in this Step is—care. So I looked it up. Foremost,... Login to read more
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