“Addiction is hard to overcome. As you might remember, I drank too much at one time in my life,” Bush said during a visit to a faith-based program that helps ex-cons. Bush allowed one reporter to stay with him as he met privately with two Jericho Program participants.
“I understand addiction, and I understand how a changed heart can help you deal with addiction,” he told the two men. “There’s some kind of commonality.”
“First is to recognize that there is a higher power,” Bush said. “It helped me in my life. It helped me quit drinking.”
“That’s right, there is a higher power,” one of the men said.
“Step One, right?” Bush said, referring to Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step program.
It is actually the second step – but it was nonetheless plain that this was a powerful subject for the President.
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