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Service in Sobriety
From early days, commitments and service kept him coming
Recently, I had the honor and privilege of celebrating 31 consecutive years of sobriety in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. I celebrated with my home group on a Sunday evening. While at work the next day, one of my coworkers mentioned my achievement. A woman, overhearing this, congratulated me and asked, "How did you do it? " My immediate response was "One day at a time."
She told me that she had a nephew who had a drinking problem and he had agreed to go back to AA and try again. He wasn't very hopeful because, he said, AA had never worked for him. She wondered why. I tried to...
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