From the December 2010 magazine.

Stuck in a funk

Without Twelfth Step work, the Promises evaporate as quickly as they came

AFTER 22 years of sobriety, I started slacking on my meetings, from two to three per week to one meeting per week (my home group meeting). The calls to my sponsor became a little less frequent as well. I started feeling disconnected from Alcoholics Anonymous and all the gifts given to me--God, fellowship, Steps and sponsor--all of which equals sobriety for me.

Aside from the position I hold as intergroup rep for my home group, my service was nil. I got to meetings as they were starting and stopped hanging out for the meeting after the meeting. I stuck around, just not for long, and surely not nearly as long as I had while practicing my "regular" program. I now know this led up to the funk I was to feel as a result.

-- Laura S.

Coral Springs, Fla.

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