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Letter from Scotland
A man reflects on a lesson he learned at a meeting in America
In August 2006, I made a trip with my family to Huntington Beach (and also Encinitas), my first time in America. It wasn't a holiday I would have chosen and I had no intention of liking either the people or the country. I was still very resentful of everything and though I hadn't drank for 18 months, I had neither sobriety nor God in my life. My family were still very angry at my virtually destroying their lives over a period of 14 years of increasing alcoholic drinking and it was their idea for this holiday. I had no say in the matter and I behaved like a child full of...
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