Play It Again Bill and Bob – 

AUG. 23, 2019 – While we waited for our lunch, I texted Keisha and told her I was with a guy from AA. A couple minutes later, a close friend texted me to say he and some people were getting cocaine, that I should come over. I showed the text to the guy, maybe as proof that I was an alcoholic and my friends were too and that I needed his help. He asked what I wanted to do, and I said I wanted to stop drinking but I didn’t know how. We ate lobster rolls and fries, and I thought if being sober meant that cool guys took me out for fancy breakfasts and lunches, it might not be so bad.

The guy told me to call him every day, and I did. Most of the time, it went to voice-mail and I’d leave a message. Occasionally, I’d leave him a message and say I didn’t know if I could keep doing this. The guy would call me back on his way home from work that night or send me a text right away telling me to pray to my higher power to keep me sober. I did this and it worked. He had other advice too. If you’re looking to stay sober, first: Shut up. 

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