From the April 2017 magazine.

Just released—what now?

When it’s time to leave the facility and there’s booze on every corner, Bridging the Gap can help

I first heard of Bridging the Gap when I had about one year of sobriety and attended my first area assembly. The area Bridging the Gap (BTG) chair made a presentation that about knocked me off my folding metal chair. He said it was a service that would provide a temporary AA contact to escort treatment-program clients to their first meeting after leaving treatment. This way, a newcomer would not have to walk into an AA meeting for the first time alone.

Where was this service when I departed my four treatment programs?, I thought. Bridging The Gap is a godsend for a loner like me.

-- Pat B.

Reno, Nevada, USA

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