From the December 2017 magazine.

Another sister

How an uncomfortable situation causing her to remain anonymous became a beautiful opportunity to help

When I first came to AA, I lived in a small town. I was extremely embarrassed to have reached a place in my life where I discovered I was an alcoholic and was in AA. I knew that everyone in the town knew what went on at the Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and I didn’t want anyone to see my car there.

As time went on, I realized that I had not even known where AA was until an AA member who took me to my first meeting showed me where it was. I began to understand that the members of the group protected my anonymity. It was up to me who knew I was in AA.

-- Carole B.

Billings, Montana, USA

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