From the February 1985 magazine.

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My first six months in the program, I heard the same things, over and over: "Easy Does It," "First Things First," "Let go and let God." The saying "Don't drink, and go to meetings, and things will get better" nearly drove me berserk. But I did, and things did get better.

What was life like before AA? Nothing but repetition--drink, get drunk, pass out, and come to--over and over again. That repetition nearly killed me.

-- H. O.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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