Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Addiction Recovery and the Twelve Steps

Elder Mathew Cowley of the quorum of the twelve apostles in 1954. 

"Sometimes our own people get the idea that AA is a religion. That if you join AA you may be taken out of your own church. Oh, no. No, when a Mormon joins AA, he becomes the best Mormon he has been for many years...I've learned from these men that there isn't a man living who isn't greater than his sins, who isn't greater than his weaknesses. I like to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. They do a great work. If we can just work these programs out right, we can accomplish almost anything. I am one of their head members. They bring into my heart a spirit of humility and a spirit of sincerity."