August 2013: My New Best friend

A recovery counselor learns to set healthy boundaries

TRADITION EIGHT: Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

I started working in mental health and recovery services before I got sober. Since I worked with people who had “worse problems” than I did, I never viewed my drinking as an issue. When I finally recognized how far down I had gotten, I came into AA. I wasn’t entirely convinced that I belonged here or wanted the AA way of life, and I became a “two-Stepper.” I had admitted I was powerless over alcohol (Step One) and immediately began... Login to read more
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