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From the August 2019 magazine.

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An alcoholic shares about his small-town struggle with judgement, inclusion and Step Three

I am a 48-year-old twice-convicted felon and recovering alcoholic. I have also had a history of chronic homelessness. 

I grew up in a warm and loving home. My mother tried to raise my sister and me after her divorce, which happened when I was 5 years old. My great-grandmother acted as caretaker awhile. I was surrounded by women—even our dog and pet bird were female. My mother’s family was very musical, and we were provided with lots of opportunities for church singing. 

-- Jason B.

Trenton, Missouri

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