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Facing My Fears

A member applies Step One to other areas of his life

Returning to Step One, I asked one of the veterans of our Fellowship to guide me through the 12 Steps. I have done this before, and each time I've taken the 12 Steps with a sponsor, I have learned some valuable lessons. This time started a little differently. This sponsor asked me what problem I wanted to address. My answer was "Well, I want your help with the Steps." He asked me if I was having trouble with active addiction to alcohol. When I told him no, he challenged me to decide what problem I wanted to use the Steps to overcome. Our literature, it was pointed out, promises a solution... Login to read more
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