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Back on the Beam

After nearly relapsing, she had to turn back to the tools

Lately I have heard the topics "complacency" and "resting on our laurels" discussed in meetings around town. Several years ago, when I got sober after first coming to AA, I was cautioned against taking my sobriety for granted. Those who have guided me in the program stressed the importance of gratitude for each sober day. Sure I had gratitude! No one knew better than I how vicious and merciless this disease could be, I thought. I had been thoroughly convinced, conceding to the conclusions drawn in our first three Steps. I had a nagging fear that I may drink again, but an even more...

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