e-AA Group Members Share Their Experience, Strength, and Hope
"We have shown how we got out from under. You say, ‘Yes, I’m willing. But am I to be consigned to a life where I shall be stupid, boring and glum, like some righteous people I see? I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I? Have you a sufficient substitute?’
“Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead. Thus we find the fellowship, and so will you.” (p. 152)
(The above passage is excerpted with permission from Alcoholics Anonymous, page 152, copyright © AA World Services, Inc.)
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