“After satisfying yourself
that your man
wants to recover
and that he will go
to any extreme to do so,
you may suggest a definite
course of action.”
BB p 142
Patience and tolerance, the newly arrived drunk
with the noisy mind, the jittery nerves and a negative attitude
may say one thing but mean another.
Make sure they want what the sober fellowship has
and are willing to go to any length to get it.
The course of action is usually quite simple;
don’t drink, go to meetings, get a sponsor,
read the B.B. and begin to work the steps.
Be compassionate but be firm and remember that
the newcomer that you are helping
is also helping you keep your sobriety.
Recovery is one day at a time.
Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.
ME and the Boss
And, if no one has told you yet today,
God loves you and so do we.