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From the March 2013 magazine.

March 2013: Editor's Letter

“We will be amazed before we are half way through,” promises the Big Book, when we reach the Ninth Step. “We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.” This is great news to us alcoholics, for now the Steps can help us repair the damage from years of drinking. In this month’s issue, members write about their experiences making amends, and in sharing these stories, the hope is that “No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.”

In "Digging Out," a man reconnects with an Army buddy who tried his best to help him when he was down and out. A woman who stole from a treatment center returns to find a surprising solution in "If It Ain’t Nailed Down." How do you make amends to someone who’s been dead nearly two decades? With the help of his sponsor, one member learns in "At My Father’s Grave." A woman in San Francisco who was cruel to a co-worker tries to make it right through the mailbox in "Letter to Hong Kong." And in the cute tale "Coming Clean," a man tries to replace the toilet paper he stole from a gas station long ago.

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