We All Have to Climb the Same Mountain

     I remember some meeting years ago where one of the guys up North was awarding some girl her 1-year chip. He was essentially glorifying how “bad” of an addict she was compared to “just some suburban dope sniffer.” For a guy who knew addiction and the Big Book pretty well, what an asinine comment.

     It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or what drugs you do, once you cross over that invisible line and become an addict, the mountain we have to climb over is the exact same height. For any addict not to understand this, especially when he knows who he is and the nature of his addiction and recovery, well, that is foolish.

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