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January 1980

Getting Into Action

This AA found the joys of helping others

THE NIGHT before I made my first AA meeting, I made a promise to God as I understood Him. I had hit bottom (although I didn't know those words yet), and I knew that I was powerless over alcohol--that my life was unmanageable. For the first time in my life, I prayed and really felt that I meant what I said. I told God that if He would somehow get that monkey, alcohol, off my back, from that day on I would do my best to repay Him.

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