MASK UP! –
EXCLUSIVE by Christopher Dale for the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin
August 24, 2021 – Alcoholics Anonymous is supposed to save lives, not risk them.
And that, in ten words, is why if I were a newcomer, I would not choose Alcoholics Anonymous as my program of recovery.
That verdict feels terrible – just terrible – coming off my fingertips. But it is no less true than the gratitude I hold for the program and the people in it.
Approaching my 10-year sober anniversary, I am living, breathing proof that the Steps and principles of AA can arrest alcoholism, restore former fall-down drunks to sanity and lead to a better, more useful existence than I ever thought imaginable – a life, per the Big Book, beyond my wildest dreams.