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Who will make it; who will fail?
It is difficult, if not impossible to judge who is going to make it in recovery. Some who have relapsed frequently suddenly "get it" and end the revolving door. Others who have been clean and sober a long time lapse into complacency or encounter that circumstance in which they just have to try alcohol or drug use again. It is even difficult to evaluate my own desire to stay clean, but I can attend meetings and share honestly with others to maintain and strengthen my desire. I can also do what I can do to support and encourage the desire of another.