September 2012: Mountaintop Critic
This alcoholic gets a big surprise when he goes to a meeting to be told he's right
Some years ago a couple of hundred professional counselors, some of whom were recovering alcoholics, gathered at a resort town in the Southern Appalachians for an annual conference. Each evening an AA meeting was held for those wishing to attend.
Although I had about 12 years of sobriety, there were a number of AA concepts that I had been slow in learning, including: “Live and Let Live,” “Easy Does It,” “Let Go and Let God,” “We stopped fighting everything and everybody,” “Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen.” These were old guidelines that were... Login to read more
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