The courage to show my face
September 2022 | Young & Sober | Newcomers

The courage to show my face

It took a while to turn his camera on, but this newcomer is staying sober, getting active and ready to log on

The first time I experienced another alcoholic putting into words my own life experience didn’t occur in a meeting, but in fictional books by James Lee Burke and Mark Dawson. In fact, a character in one of those books mentioned his well-used Big Book. It struck such a chord with me that I ordered one from a website that also featured links to online meetings. I was not ready for those, but I would be in due time.


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