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Beginner's Meeting

An old timer shares his experience with someone struggling to stay sober

Bob was having trouble staying sober. He had attended several meetings, and seemed to be willing to be willing. However, he was having problems staying with the program.

One evening, the usual question was asked. "Does anyone have a topic or issue?" Bob replied, "Yes. I want to know how you stay sober. I have attended some meetings but I still cannot stay sober. How do you do it?"

Several well-meaning members immediately volunteered their personal experience, strength, and hope. They talked all around the subject of Bob's question and touched on it some. Although their...

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