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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by John D. posted in young people in A.A., disease of alcoholism, alcoholism, alcohol recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, working the steps to recovery, 12 step program, alcohol dependency

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andrew-neel-109201.jpg My name is John and I’m an alcoholic. Sober by the grace of God, the application of the 12 Steps and the fellowship of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, I haven’t found it necessary to take a drink since July 22, 1978.

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There is no god, and he hates me.

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in disease of alcoholism, addiction, higher power, god

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The disease of alcoholism and addiction shows up in our lives in the form of a voice in our heads.  That voice is like a channel of discouragement that is hard to totally eliminate. The addictive voice doesn’t have to make any sense to be effective. Because it has been there so long, and because its messages are so consistently depressing, we come to accept it, just because it wears us down.

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