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A Second First Step

When he found out about his illness, he turned to the program

It's breakfast, so it's time for my pills. One through five. Here comes lunch, time for another batch of pills. Another at bedtime. No, I haven't gotten the wrong fellowship. My name is Jim C., and I am an alcoholic. And this is my new reality. I need those pills just like I need daily meetings. To be healthy, happy, and sober. And I am.

This is not a story about pills. I believe in AA's singleness of purpose. This is a story about how AA saved my life. Twice. Let me explain ...

When I was a newcomer to AA, an old-timer told me, "To succeed in AA you need to do three simple... Login to read more
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