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July 2019 | The Prison Issue

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First impressions of AA

When the writer of “What Kind of Cult Is This?” first came into AA, he heard people sharing and thought he didn’t belong. But luckily, his therapist suggested he try a different AA meeting. That seemed to help. At that meeting he identified, and got a sponsor and a Big Book. “The secret things I felt, thought and did were all in there,” he writes about the book. He hasn’t had a drink in 29 years. 

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