A Gentle Hand
April 2021 | Fun in Sobriety

A Gentle Hand

A member shares a little advice he got long ago that just might have saved his life

I came to AA in 1982. I was young and didn’t know what I didn’t know. I was headstrong and thought I knew more than those who came before me, especially when it came to problems other than alcohol. I didn’t care much about the Traditions at that point in my recovery. I had the idea I’d outlive those oldtimers and then we would do things my way in AA. 


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