From the January 2012 magazine.

January 2012: Young, Crazy, Sober, Fun

Illustration by Sissel K.

I was six years sober and had met a cute guy from the East Side of Milwaukee. We started dating and about three months later he asked me to go to a young peoples’ conference in Bloomington, Ill., called ISCYPAA. I asked him “... what ... e ... paa?” I immediately talked to my sponsor since it didn’t sound like real AA. Needless to say, I went. It was Illinois State Young People in AA.

Due to my boyfriend’s connections, I was put on the security crew and was told to monitor the elevator as the people arrived. I was so nervous and didn’t know what to expect. You could hear them running and laughing. I had never seen so many young people in one place before.

-- Tina H.

Waukesha, Wisconsin

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