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Being on “the firing line” of service—and loving every minute of it

I have been sober in AA since July 20, 1988 and I’ve been pretty active in the program. I’ve always had a home group where I would attend meetings regularly. I worked with sponsors and I have in turn sponsored others. I have spoken at other groups, and I've taken meetings to treatment centers, jails and the state penitentiary. Over the years, I've been on a number of Twelfth Step calls, and I have taken many a drunk to the emergency room. I also unfortunately have attended more than my share of funerals for those who didn’t make it.

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