From the November 2019 magazine.

Pass the gravy

There’s nothing like a Thanksgiving dinner to put the Third Step to the test

The Third and Eleventh Steps are absolutely essential in my life. And to ensure that I’m reminded of their importance, I begin my week with an Eleventh Step AA meeting on Sunday and end my week with a Third Step meeting on Saturday. 

Put another way, I look to the Third Step as my insurance policy against taking a drink. As with any insurance policy, I must make sure my premiums are always fully paid. I pay my premiums by practicing Step Eleven. 

-- Bill K.

Santa Rosa, California

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