Never, Ever, Ever Give Up
Jim LaPierre Says...
Hi There! Thanks for your question - it's one I get asked a LOT and I'm so glad you brought it up!
Social anxiety and feeling like you don't belong in the halls of AA is extremely common. Virtually everyone feels this way at first. Just showing up, just sitting and being it the company of people who are working hard not to drink is a huge success. The more you do it - I promise - the easier it gets. If you glean one thing from meetings - it can be this - the program works. That's why so many good people are there, sharing their experience, strength, and hope. 3 days is a fantastic start. Just keep showing up - Woody Allen was right, "80% of success in life is showing up."
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