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March 1989

Wherever the Elevator Stops

Recently at a meeting I heard a lady tell some of my story. She did not drink as much as some of us because she went nuts on just a few and she also spent long periods of time not drinking at all because of the fear of what would happen if she did. She found her way to the program and recovery before all was lost or destroyed. Her talk was followed by a man who said, "I'm--, and I'm a true alcoholic." He proceeded to tell a story of daily hard drinking for many years with trips to hospitals, jails, prisons, and asylums before coming to AA. The impression was given, possibly quite unintentionally, that his experience qualified him more for our AA program than the previous speaker.


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