12-Step Strategies Anyone Can Use for a Better Life

These principles are about so much more than sobriety

Nina Renata Aron
Forge
Published in
5 min readApr 14, 2020

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RRecovering alcoholics often say they’re lucky. To a newcomer hearing this uttered in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, it can sound ridiculous. “Lucky to be here,” one might scoff, sipping weak coffee in a bleak church basement, surrounded by disconcertingly cheerful drunks? “Ha.”

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Nina Renata Aron
Forge
Writer for

Author of Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love. Work in NYT, New Republic, the Guardian, Jezebel, and more.