From the December 2019 magazine.

I Cried as Much as He Did

He didn’t like hospitals—not the smells nor the food. But this day, he discov-ered something really special that made him want to come back

STEP TWELVE: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

I approached the hospital on a warm afternoon with a brand-new Big Book in hand. The book still had that paper cover of blue and yellow on it that some of us throw away immediately, so nobody will know we’re alcoholics.

-- Rick T.

Queen Creek, Ariz.

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