From the October 1959 magazine.

How It Happened


IT is a wonder how AA comes to us with all its gifts, and so it happened that Hans H. of Bergen one day sent me some AA material. I had intended for a long time to contact him but now he came in advance--as a message from heaven. He became my salvation and sponsor.

I am not yet healthy enough to tell you why I passed the border from social drinking to alcoholism. It so happens, in our spiritual society as well, that one's best friend falls, and that and other things caused me to flee into the forgetfulness of alcohol. When I awoke again I felt still more shameful and unhappy, and full of despair.

-- A. L. F.

Copenhagen, Denmark

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