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teacherThere are no shortcuts in sobriety!  What does that mean?

It has been often said that alcohol is just a symptom of the real problem, and the real problem is the alcoholic.  Until we change who we are, and start living by a set of spiritual principles, we will always have the need to drink.

That’s what the 12 Steps of AA are all about, ridding ourselves of the old and ushering in the new.  We make a fearless inventory of our faults…we tell those faults to another human being…..we make a list of people we have harmed….and we make amends for those injuries that we caused.  That is the process of ridding ourselves of self….then we start over again, building a brand new person, a person who is guilt-free and living a life of humanness.

Without doing that, our chances of living a sober life are slim.

There are no shortcuts in sobriety!

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