In my early years of sobriety I was full of pride, thinking
that A.A. was the only source of treatment for a good and
happy life. It certainly was the basic ingredient for my sobriety
and even today, with over twelve years in the program, I am
very involved in meetings, sponsorship and service. During
the first four years of my recovery, I found it necessary
to seek professional help, since my emotional health was extremely
poor. There are those folks too, who have found sobriety and
happiness in other organizations. A.A. taught me that I had
a choice: to go to any lengths to enhance my sobriety. A.A.
may not be A cure-all for everything, but it is the center
of my sober living.