to love a dad
June 2023 | Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions | Our Personal Stories

To Love a Dad

A newcomer heads to North Carolina to make amends to his father. Good thing he took his sponsor’s suggestion and prayed

I’m not a “one-chip wonder.” I tried a while to get the program. It took a year of near-daily AA meetings, my fifth DWI conviction, a 28-day treatment center and a half dozen beginner chips for me to begin my sober life. Only then did I become serious about staying sober and become willing to work the Steps.


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