From the November 2010 magazine.

Disciplinary measures

Following a strict regime kept him alive in the Army and keeps him sober in AA

ONE of the most important things I have learned from my sponsors is discipline. Without it, I would slowly but surely revert back to my old ways or suddenly find myself caught up in that critical unguarded moment we sometimes speak of.

I don't believe that the program is hard to do, despite the fact that I didn't believe it would work for me, and at first I had no love of Step work. My program doesn't require that much "work" these days, but it does require persistent action on my part.


Madison, Tenn.

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