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March 2016 | Into Action

You Never Know

In my early days in AA, 30 to 35 years ago, I had gone on a number of Twelfth Step calls, usually without success. My first attempt came when Joe from my home group called and asked if I could join him to go talk to a neighbor. The neighbor's wife knew that Joe had recently gotten sober in AA and asked him if he could help her husband. Even though I'd only been sober a few months more than Joe and had never been on a Twelfth Step call, we both had read "Working With Others" in the Big Book and had shared our stories at meetings. So I agreed to go.


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