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The Beginning

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“Abstinence is the beginning.” This sentence, one I have seen and heard many times since entering the rooms, popped out at me like never before as I read page 272 in Voices of Recovery this morning. Abstinence is the beginning: of connecting with Higher Power, with self, with others who have this disease of connecting with others who don’t have this disease: family, friends, strangers of learning to love myself and then to love others of trusting I can, with God’s help of forgiving of joy and serenity of courage and wisdom of belly laughs and sincere, healing tears of

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