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October 1976

From Chaos to Tranquillity

Each night for 7,900 nights he has thanked his Higher Power for the blessings of sobriety

THE MIRACLE of my recovery started before I arrived at my first AA meeting, I met a wise physician in New York on a Sunday morning. As I approached his office, I had every intention of telling the usual lies to cover up and justify my alcoholic escapades. When I sat down, however, he asked, "What brings you here?" To my utter amazement, I heard myself telling him the absolute truth about the previous fifteen years.


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