From the October 2013 magazine.

October 2013: For the Troops

His search to keep his sobriety fresh has made a soldier's day

I joined a home group shortly after moving to the Hudson Valley eight years ago. I didn’t want to repeat the mistake I’d made earlier in my recovery when I moved away from the town where I first got sober and didn’t get reconnected in AA. I didn’t pick up, but that began a long period of getting to very few meetings. Later, when I got involved in helping a family member get into the program and started making four or five meetings a week again, I noticed a real difference.

So when I moved this time I made sure to find a home group and get involved. I soon found myself...

-- Jim B.

Marlboro, New York