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Third Step Surgery
Used to self-medicating with alcohol, she found herself looking to the Steps
I was sitting in my garden watching a springtime snowstorm—tiny white flower petals and pollen flew through the air and piled into lively drifts on the patio. I watched it through tears. The pain throbbed in my jaw and radiated down my neck. Five days earlier, I had undergone yet another surgery to repair the physical damage caused by my alcoholism.
By the time I surrendered my life and my will to God as I understood him two years ago, and he, in turn, removed my obsession to drink, my health was wrecked.
Blackout drinking of two-to-three bottles of wine a day had ravaged...
-- Sam Marie E.,
Never Too Late
After a lifetime of drinking, this grandmother of five sobered up
The Father Who Left
It was many years later that he would return to play a part in the son's sobriety
Not drinking and not following the program, she found herself at an emotional bottom
Thoughts on the Tenth Step
For this AA, that was the Step that helped him become an adult