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.
On my first day in AA I asked for a sponsor and he told me that I needed to do five things...
-- JOHNNY L.