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January 1975

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After a life full of failures, not many are able to make it alone

WHAT CAN be done for the alcoholic who is a newcomer in AA, who has suffered one traumatic experience after another, one failure after another, who is desperately willing to reconstruct his life, yet unable to do it himself? How can hope be instilled in him, to replace despair? How can a recovering alcoholic find calm and something that was never in him before?--patience. How can a person who has repeatedly failed all his life be convinced that things will get better, especially when he will not even be in control of his own life?

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