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Being of Service

He learned how to give of himself in AA and carried that into his everyday life

When I got sober 10 years ago, I had no concept of the word "service" except what I thought people owed me. I had such a sense of entitlement.

The treatment center I went to had AA members come in and talk with us about their experience, strength and hope. These people did this for fun and for free—later I realized, it also kept them sober. When I left, I continued outpatient classes for a few months and embraced the idea of recovery.

It was only by seeing these AA members giving of their time that made me want to give something back that was so freely given to me. They... Login to read more
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