From the October 1994 magazine.

Your Move

The Good of the Group

Responses from young readers on the topic of singleness of purpose

Approximately four years ago at the age of nineteen I entered AA after being in two psychiatric centers and one treatment facility. I was placed in treatment after my last drunk, which resulted in a suicide attempt. I guess you could say I was at the jumping off place.

When I entered AA I was blessed with a wonderful group and a sponsor. Both helped me to see my alcoholism very clearly. As we know, there are a lot of other problems and addictions in this world today. I had experienced many. However,...

-- D. M.

Hopewell Junction, New York