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The Broken Chain
For this alcoholic, obsessing about the past was as lethal as a drink
Going back through my past was a daunting task. After several months of fighting it, it came down to picking up a drink, or picking up a pen.
As I began writing, I could see that I was just as chained to my past as I had been to the alcohol that kept me there. If I were to have any kind of peace, serenity and freedom, I would have to look back. As I did, I found that God had always done for me what I couldn't do for myself. That was true even when my back was turned to him.
Moments of Being
With over 35 years of sobriety, she came back to the Eleventh Step and had a spiritual awakening
After she had to move out of the motels and onto friends' couches, she reached for the phone book to look up AA
Cowboy Boots and First Names
An AA considers the tradition of anonymity
From Winnipeg to Nashville
On his travels, he saw many different traditions at meetings