Before I stopped drinking I used to say that AA was a great program that helps millions of people but it wasn't for me. After I stopped my drinking I came around to realize that it was for me and I've been in the program ever since, and have stayed sober as a result.

If I can give you one piece of advice it's don't let the God stuff they talk about in meetings drive you away. In its essence AA is a spiritual program but not a religious one, meaning that there is no expectation that members adopt a specific faith. The spiritual part of it is important though. When I was drinking the be all and end all of me was alcohol so learning to re-connect with powers greater than myself and my addiction was essential to not just getting sober but for living a fulfilling life overall.
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Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.