Mary shares with Don and Sam the good advice she got from a professional who recommended AA, that she not try to figure it out all at once. She talks about the benefits of her slow recovery. Mary shared a photograph with the podcast hosts of a note she scribbled at an early meeting, where she heard tips for avoiding the first drink. In “Listener Feedback” David also shares a photo of Lake Michegan and the Chicago skyline—his view as he listens to the podcast during his lunchtime walk. Both of these photos can be seen on our Instagram account: alcoholicsanonymous_gv

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