Let God

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The AA Big Book outlines “the spiritual answer and program of action” (4th ed., p. 42), which hundreds had followed with success at the time it was written. Now millions of people follow the Twelve Step path with miraculous stories of recovery. Ours is a spiritual program. What exactly does that mean? I grew up in an organized religion. As an addict, I clung to the punitive and angry religious lessons. After more than six years in recovery, I realize the religious instruction of my youth isn’t all bad; it’s not all good either. I’m able to attend a service

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