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From the October 2018 magazine.

My first 600 meetings

Have you ever been disturbed by the member who reeks of booze? Here’s his story

There are a few members who continually showed up at our AA meetings drunk. Not just “buzzed,” but flat-out teeter-tottering. My opinion was that this behavior showed disrespect to every sober member at our Morning Medicine meeting. I was so upset by this lack of respect that I intended to share my opinion with the group. After all, I had 141 days.

But then I remembered something. I recalled my own behavior attending meetings when I had been living in Los Angeles back in 2008. 

-- Bruce F.

Boca Raton, Florida

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