From the February 2019 magazine.

Grave danger

Bored with the same old meeting routine, he had become a “sober fossil.” Time to dust himself off

Shortly after my 30th sober anniversary in AA, I sensed something was wrong. Externally I was solidly sober, but mentally I was slipping. I did an Eleventh Step evaluation, which confirmed there was a “disturbance in the Force.” I felt my “elder-attitude” needed an overhaul. My program soul was shriveling.

I vowed a rigorous inventory, accomplished it and discovered a cunning complacency inching me toward a peril that I was denying. The hidden truth was that I’d grown bored with AA meetings. 

-- Rick P.

Vernon, Connecticut

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