October 2022 | Relapse | Step Ten


I stood there in line growing more and more impatient. After all, I had important things to do. I didn’t have the time to stand in line waiting for their social hour to end.

My journey in recovery started in 1971. I returned from combat in Vietnam with an alcohol and drug problem. I’m grateful to be one of the first U.S. Marines to receive addiction treatment at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station. This past summer I celebrated 48 years of continuous sobriety in AA.


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