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Published October 2013.

Saved from Drowning

A tumultuous early life led her into alcoholism and then into AA

"Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone. The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house...." (page 98 AA Big Book.)

In my early days and early years of sobriety, my sponsor quoted those lines to me repeatedly. I was so full of fear when I came into the Program, that my own shadow gave me the shivers. I did not trust anyone or anything. Not even myself.

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