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Published March 2014.

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She admitted to her sponsor that she had been secretly drinking

I had been in AA for five months, working with a sponsor, going to meetings, doing Step work and even service work at a treatment center. But yet, I could not put down the drink.

I could put days and weeks together at a time but I didn't know how to live without the solution I had found in the bottom of a bottle. My faith was in a liquid that calmed my fears, made my happiness happier and quieted the thoughts in my head.

-- Leslie S.

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