The best fit
January 2021 | Oldtimers!

The best fit

A past delegate asks: How can AA do a better job helping alcoholics and addicts find the help they need?

When I was sober eight years I met J., the person I would later marry. He happened to be a member of Narcotics Anonymous. We both qualified for both programs, but he went to NA and I went to AA. When J. came to AA with me, he identified as an alcoholic and when I went to NA with him, I identified as an addict. We were both respectful of the Fifth Tradition in each Fellowship. Every Twelve Step Fellowship has the Traditions, so wherever I go, I identify appropriately if I qualify (I’m not an “and a” anywhere.)

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