I can relate to this. Service work (and God) carried me through my first years of recovery. It's still working today too.
"For Dr. Bob, the insatiable craving for alcohol was evidently a physical phenomenon which bedeviled several of his first years in A.A., a time when only days and nights of carrying the message to other alcoholics could cause him to forget about drinking. Although his craving was hard to withstand, it doubtless did account for some part of the intense incentive that went into forming Akron's Group Number One.
Bob's spiritual release did not come easily; it was to be painfully slow. It always entailed the hardest kind of work and the sharpest vigilance."
AA comes of Age
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
Patriot Guard Riders
2007 Road King Classic
96 C.I. Six-speed
"God is doing for me what I could not do for myself"