Worrying Today

I was arrested a few months ago for misdemeanor obstruction of an officer and was sentenced to 12 months probation and a fine. I signed a lease on an apartment that goes into effect next month and I don’t know how I’m going to pay rent, utilities, and probation fees because I’ve been working odd jobs and haven’t been able to find steady work. I’m scared of going back to jail. I was re-reading Bill’s Story in the AA Big Book a while ago and a sentence stood out to me. “There is scarcely any form of trouble and misery which has not been overcome among us.” I felt a sense of peace and relief if that makes any sense. I’m not quite as worried now.


I wonder whether you have an in person local home group, in my experience they are a hugely supportive source of resources/networking in support of your new way of life in recovery. The fellowship that takes place at “the meeting after the meeting” when crosstalk and ‘advice’ are more feasible, might be a way to discover new employment opportunities, etc. Work the 12 steps with a sponsor, and you’ll not have to go back to jail except to carry the message of 12 step recovery! Jail smells. Freedom and the other promises really do await. Courage. :two_hearts: