It was a rainy evening, and I was tired and unmotivated. I did not relish the thought of taking my daughter home, grabbing dinner, and paying for the gas to go all the way back to my meeting in the town where I’d just finished work. But I was struggling that week, and I needed a meeting. I decided, as I have many times before, that I would attend a phone meeting instead. To be certain I’d follow through, I called an OA friend nearby and asked if we could do the phone meeting together. We listened in on a

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