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Denial, Defiance, Desperation, Destiny

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I came into OA in 1994. I got a sponsor at my second meeting, went to three meetings per week, and had the great fortune of being “struck abstinent” within my first two weeks. I began working the Steps and had two years of good solid abstinence. That’s when I thought to myself, “I got this.” I have since learned this is one of the most dangerous thoughts I can have and what I really had was complacency. Like it says in the Big Book, “All went well for a time, but he failed to enlarge his spiritual life” (Alcoholics

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