Step Twelve: The Whole Of AA

A member celebrates the sum of its parts

Practical experienceshows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics."

When I first read that passage in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, I thought, That will do for me. I have had continuous sobriety since coming into the Fellowship, so I would say that it is true. When I have been on Twelfth Step calls, I have tried to keep an open mind, being neither pessimistic nor optimistic. My powerlessness over alcohol extends beyond me and it is helpful for me to remember that.

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