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Published February 2014.

A Different River

An AA describes how he keeps his mind open to stay sober in an ever-changing life

As stated in our Big Book in Appendix II, openā€mindedness is one of the essentials of recovery.

When I got to Step Three, it was explained to me that it would be necessary for me to trust in something higher and wiser than myself, something personal to me.

I started out with a faith in a new group of friends. And that grew into a love of a grand fellowship and then into the faith in a God of my understanding and finally, a trust in a Higher Power. The last of which is beyond what words could describe.

Many times, I would come to an understanding of my Higher Power...

-- Russ K.

New Oxford, Pennsylvania

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