From the July 2019 magazine.

A front-row seat

Helping other guys not only keeps him sober, but gives him the gift to see God change lives

I’ve been working with other alcoholics since I was 10 months sober. They teach me more about my powerlessness over alcohol than any amount of Step work I ever did with my sponsors. I believe a tremendous amount of spiritual energy is released during a Twelfth Step experience when a sober drunk shares his recovery with one who is newly sober, or even one who is still drinking.

One of my experiences was with Danny. His girlfriend’s dad, Dave, was a member of my men’s meeting. Dave called me one evening to say that Danny had beaten up his daughter and ended up in the hospital after he nearly overdosed on alcohol and methadone. 

-- Butch M.

Santee, California

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