“My Name is Riley”_Lifeline Mar 2020

Hello! My name is Riley and I’m and Addict. I’ve said this countless times in my life. I have attended more meetings than I will ever know. I’ve been a meeting secretary with my treasurer girlfriend, had a dozen sponsors and I’ve been on a service committee.
Relapse after relapse after relapse as I tried still to find an “easier, softer way.” I must have tried to figure my way around doing the steps a million ways at least! The only direction this led me to was prison, where I’ve lived for a third of my life.
An old celly once told me “The lazy man always works twice.” This has been my experience. I have been humbled (thank God), taken the steps and I have been sober ever since.
I smile now, thinking of words that still ring over and over in my head…
“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.”
Riley D.

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