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The Work of the Soul
Ultimately, her alcoholism led her to a better life
Ten years ago sometime around the 9/11 terrorist attack, I called the AA Hotline in Atlanta, Ga., and got quick advice to go to an AA meeting as soon as I could. They directed me to a group in a place called Clarkston, about 20 miles northeast of the downtown area. No one was in my life at that time and I felt very much alone in my world. I knew about the 9/11 event but felt disconnected from all that was going on ... lost in an inebriated abyss.
By some miracle I made it to Clarkston that night and Frank H., an old timer, sat next to me and told me "welcome" and that I should just...
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