From the September 2019 magazine.

Lots to say

When I finally stopped drinking, I discovered that my parish church had AA meetings every night at 8:30 and five meetings a week at noon. So I didn’t have to make decisions about where to go. It was at the same place every day. My primary meeting was the Monday Night Men’s Newcomers Meeting. It was a large meeting with about 50 men. 

One of the things discussed repeatedly at this particular meeting was the progression of alcoholism. As I listened, I was able to see my own progression. I also learned that sobriety was progressive too.

-- Thomas H.

Sarasota, Florida

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