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Steve spent this morning at the Bremerton Naval Hospital detox unit, sharing with the patients, his story of addiction and of getting free. When he left, he thought, “No one asked any questions, no one seemed to connect with what I shared.” Feeling discouraged, he figured that maybe they’re not ready to take the hard steps that sobriety requires. It takes, as he’s said, ‘changing your whole life.’ He wondered if it mattered that he went.

“Maybe I was able to plant a seed,” he hoped, after giving the meeting some thought. Maybe another day one of the men or women will remember something meaningful that was said or felt. Maybe it mattered…

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