From the July 2016 magazine.

They Wait For Us

An old-timer discovers the joy of taking meetings to the women at her local prison

I currently serve as the Recording Secretary for Area 56. My sobriety date is July 25, 1982 and my home group is the Complete Abandon Group that meets Tuesdays at noon in Kettering, Ohio. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, please drop in. We’re a small, friendly Big Book study.

For many years, I resisted service and told myself that it was for newcomers, to help them get sober. It took me a long time to look at myself, but I finally learned in AA to be responsible when anyone, anywhere reaches out for help.

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