From the September 2013 magazine.

September 2013: The Scam Artist

In my third month of sobriety, I was finally ready to do my Fourth Step, but I did not have a sponsor. I had this stubborn idea that because I felt betrayed in a failed relationship when I was 19, I would never trust anyone else the rest of my life. At 36, I brought that idea with me to AA. Though I was ready to do a Fourth Step, I wasn’t confident I knew how. I asked a few AAs I met in meetings and I received a variety of responses. Needless to say I was confused. So an AA friend suggested I get a temporary sponsor. I liked the word temporary, so I agreed to give it a try. He suggested...

-- Woody R.

Stockton, California

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