From the October 1994 magazine.

Your Move

A Change of Heart

Responses from young readers on the topic of singleness of purpose

I am a twenty-four-year-old AA member. I have always considered myself on the liberal side of many things, and AA is no exception.

When I first began hearing about what I considered rigid Big Book thumpers asking people not to stray too far from alcoholism in their sharing during meetings, it was one more thing to rebel against; more of the old-time fundamentalism I abhorred in so many other things.

This stage of "Whatever I've got to talk about and whatever is hurting me, I'll talk about in a...

-- Scott B.

Spokane, Washington