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Published January 2019.

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

The slogans make him think, probably too much—but his faith keeps him sober

Some of my favorite meetings are when someone says the topic is “whatever your favorite A.A. slogan is.” And some of my least favorite meetings are when someone says the topic is “whatever your favorite A.A. slogan is.”

For me, it seems that for every slogan, there is a “helpful” and intended meaning of the slogan, while at the same time there is a dark side to the slogan that can actually impede my recovery, or worse, give me reason enough to doubt the entire program.

-- Michael R.

Ocean Springs, Miss.

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