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Attending meetings, listening, and sharing struggles is a program requirement that works for my recovery. Undeniably, however, I am an introverted person. I have always been uncomfortable in groups in which I do not play a clear role as a provider of service. I had a vital role to play at work each day for forty-two years. Service is in my blood, so I was comfortable imparting my expertise to both small and large groups because there was a service need that I was able to address. However, casual before- or after-work activities, chitchat, lunches with colleagues, cocktail parties, or

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