From the June 2018 magazine.

This is AA

George thought this AA thing wasn’t for him at first. Luckily, after treatment, Mike took him to his home group

Story reprinted from June 2009 

In thinking about this Tradition, I’m reminded of my friend George. In the fall of ‘94, I was on our local intergroup call list. Late one evening, I was asked to give George a call, as he might want help. George said that he had tried “AA” before but it had never worked—during several previous stays in treatment, he’d gone to meetings there. It was a great surprise to George when I said that most of those meetings were run by the facilities; they were not AA groups, but a function of the treatment center or hospital. I said I would be glad to meet him and show him the program of recovery that worked for me—as outlined in our book Alcoholics Anonymous—and introduce him to an AA group. 

-- Mike M.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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