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Going with the Flow

He found a way to take the Third Step without a belief in God

The world is a safer place since I quit drinking. Have you ever met anyone who was too smart for his own good? If ever there was a poor candidate for sobriety and the Fellowship, it was me. What happened was that I had hit my girlfriend over the head with a chair in a blackout – which I came out of just as I was about to hit her again and stopped myself. I was arrested and ended up in a residential treatment program for all the wrong reasons.

As it happened, I had a moment of clarity during a lecture on the family disease. The lecturer said that sometimes the children of alcoholic...

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