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Published April 2014.

Widening World

The longer she stayed sober, the bigger her life got

When I first got sober in 1977, I started to follow a path of sobriety. I got a sponsor and bought the Big Book and the Twelve by Twelve.

At first it was difficult to stay on the path as it was very narrow. My compulsion to drink was a daily battle and the only way that I could stay sober was to go to meetings and call my sponsor in between and read the Big Book or other AA literature.

-- Dorothy B.

Surprise, Arizona

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