Most of my decisions were based on fear. Alcohol made life
easier to face, but the time came when alcohol was no longer
an alternative to fear. One of the greatest gifts in A.A.
for me has been the courage to take action, which I can do
with God's help. After five years of sobriety I had to deal
with a heavy dose of fear. God put the people in my life to
help me do that and, through my working the Twelve Steps,
I am becoming the whole person I wish to be and, for that,
I am deeply grateful.