From the December 2018 magazine.

A word from my sponsor

In the early years of my sobriety, I had to make a number of sudden trips from Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., to help my elderly father who had a number of surgeries and medical problems. 

I did not have AA contacts in Washington, and on one visit I somehow forgot to pack my Big Book. I still remember how isolated, scared and lonely I felt. I could probably have recited the “How It Works” portion of the Big Book we read at meetings … but I needed to hear it. I debated calling the central office in Washington to ask for someone there to read it to me. But I was shy and wasn’t sure that was anything they would do.

-- Betty L.

Fitchburg, Wisconsin

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