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I’m an alcoholic who recently quit drinking and now find that I can’t do this alone. I need help.
Linda, from Oklahoma

Dear Linda,
You’re absolutely right! I can think of no better place to recommend than Alcoholics Anonymous. Whatever the reticence of becoming involved, it will all disappear once you get integrated into the group. Family members and friends, as support groups, are generally counter productive, and actually may do more harm than good. As I’m sure you know, AA is a very professional organization, with tons of experience.
The other thing that you could do would be to affiliate yourself with the church to which you belong. You must overcome any feelings of unworthiness. Believe me, we are all unworthy! Don’t hide your alcoholism as though you were ashamed of it, and participate as actively as you can in the various activities of your church. The fellowship that you will develop and the support that you will find can be very positive aids in achieving your goal of overcoming the addiction.

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