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Web Exclusive: Learning to Give it Away

After 10 years in and out of Alcoholics Anonymous, it was a sponsor who helped this AA member learn to help others in recovery.

Sponsorship was missing in my attempts at permanent recovery for more than 10 years in and out of A.A. When I came back almost nine years ago, I did not know what to do to stop drinking. I didn’t know where to begin, except to ask for help. I didn’t know how to work the Twelve Steps of A.A., moreover how to apply their underlying principles to my life. I did not know how to find that working relationship with God that the Big Book promised would solve all of my problems. I didn’t even know what I didn’t know, or that I didn’t know!

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