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...some of us found that, in our initial nondrinking days, the suggestions and comradeship offered by an A.A. sponsor helped us greatly to stay sober. Others of us waited until we had visited many groups and met many A.A.'s before we finally called on a sponsor's help.

Some of us found formal prayer a strong aid in not drinking, while others fled from anything that suggested religion. But all of us are free to change our minds on these ideas later if we choose.

Many of us found that the sooner we started work on the Twelve Steps offered as a program of recovery in the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," the better. Others of us felt the need to postpone this until we had been sober a little while.

The point is, there is no prescribed A.A. "right" way or "wrong" way. Each of us uses what is best for himself or herself-without closing the door on other kinds of help we may find valuable at another time. And each of us tries to respect others' rights to do things differently.

Living Sober, 1975



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I agree.smile



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"The point is, there is no prescribed A.A. "right" way or "wrong" way. Each of us uses what is best for himself or herself-without closing the door on other kinds of help we may find valuable at another time. And each of us tries to respect others' rights to do things differently." < THIS is the kind of thing that needs to be said at meetings everywhere!


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Totally agree.  wink



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