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What About Drugs?

One member feels we might be getting too strict when we tell our drinking stories

“In the garage I would put the needle in my vein and then try to figure out exactly how much medication to inject to overcome the pep pills while adding to the sleeping pills while ignoring the tranquilizers, in order to get just enough to be able to pull out the needle, jerk the tourniquet, throw it in the car, slam the car door shut, run down the hall, and fall in bed before I fell asleep.”

If you heard this at an AA meeting, what would you think? It’s actually from the story “Acceptance Was the Answer” in the AA Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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