I have attended several AA meetings as a part of my recovery plan. For many, that makes sense. But for me, it may seem odd. You see, I don’t drink. Never have. So why would I attend AA meetings?
First, I was required to as a part of my Master’s work in recovery. Then my sponsor encouraged me to go. But there is a better reason than that. Here it is.
Recovery is recovery. And there is a lot of recovery in AA rooms. There should be, as they’ve been at it for 81 years now.
My AA “Big Book” sits on my shelf. I’ve read it – all 575 pages. I encourage you to buy a copy. If nothing else, read the dozens of stories of how men and women got sober, beginning with Dr. Bob, co-founder of AA, who took his last drink on June 10, 1935.
We learn from stories. The AA book is just one place to find them. There are others. You need to find these stories, because when you find stories of hope, you will often find yourself there, as well.
And that’s a really good thing.
Recovery Step: Paul said to “imitate” him (1 Corinthians 11:1). Who are you imitating? I suggest that you find someone to imitate. Find someone’s story that can help you – starting today.