I have been sighted coming and going from thousands of AA meetings. The difference…is that nobody knows who I am and nobody cares. This has been very much to my advantage.
I”ve written about this before, and will again. No one is more aware of this problem than people who work in treatment centers — except, of course, for the victims of the publicity themselves. We see well-known faces come and go quite often. When we see them again, we have to wonder how much of their relapse was due to being hounded by people who can’t mind their own business. Personally, I wonder just how much effect the lack of consideration from other recovering people might have. Do we give celebreties the same shot at sobriety in the rooms as we would anyone else, and how do we think we’d feel if the shoe was on the other foot?
A good article that should make us all think.
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