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From the August 2019 magazine.

Back on track

After a sudden layoff, a guy with one year puts his wheels in motion, stays sober and keeps on going

On the eve of my one-year anniversary, I found myself restless and unable to sleep. Memories of where I came from and what I did clouded the divine spark that had changed my whole attitude and actions toward drinking. Opening the Big Book, I randomly turned to a page and began reading. Within minutes, memories of my miraculous year pushed the negativity out of my racing mind, and sleep came. 

I awoke ready for work. I got on my knees, reached under the bed and retrieved my wallet and keys. I paused for a brief prayer of thanks. Then I was off.

-- Andy L.

Hoosick Falls, New York

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