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May 1994

Opportunities Anonymous

When I began my sober life two and a half years ago, I had fears of not being able to carry the AA message to other sick and suffering alcoholics. I was hanging on by my fingernails, trying to cope with daily life as a sober person, full of uncertainty and fear. I found myself trying to figure out everything and couldn't understand that you can't get twenty years of sobriety in one year. The more I thought about me, my life, and my program, the more restless, irritable, and discontent I became. "Maybe this doesn't work for me" started to do a regular tap dance across my brain.

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