From the June 2008 magazine.

You Are it

A new take on sponsorship

I tried to sneak into my first AA meeting in Lawrenceville, Georgia, hoping no one would notice me. I only went to that meeting because the one person I believed would help me get my wife and kids back had sent me.

The problem was that I was at the end of a spree and tried to tiptoe in. I had a bad case of the shakes from not having a drink that day, and my attempt to sneak in made me more visible than if I had just strolled in and acted as if I did not care who saw me. An old man grabbed my hand and said, "Hi. Welcome. You are new and I am so glad you are here. We need you to help us stay sober."

-- Stan H.

Alvaton, Kentucky

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