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Humility Keeps Me Abstinent

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I used to joke that when I first came into program, I was very proud of my humility. Not that I knew what humility was—I thought of it more as self-deprecating behavior. And I really did not think I had a problem with it. Now I think of it as balance. And I know I have a problem with it. The February 18 Voices of Recovery reading (p. 49) aptly describes our character defects as being like a sound system with the volume turned up too high or down too low, and that was my relationship to humility. Only rarely

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