Posts Tagged ‘alcoholics anonymous’

A triangle and a smiley face can save your life

October 6, 2011

There’s a saying among the alcoholics anonymous community in the USA: “I can’t take a drink. I’m allergic. I break out in handcuffs.” I’m not sure people say it in South Africa, and if the reason why not is because it’s harder to get caught there. But I thought it was funny that someone stuck this sticker on a safe.

I would never have known this was the symbol for AA/NA etc with a smiley in it if I hadn't been told.

'Unity, Service, Recovery - we are here.'

I can never express how much gratitude I feel towards the 12-step programme. At some point, nobody was gonna die. And then later, people started dying. And then some people got help – and others… well you know… Maybe one day… tomorrow…

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