From the October 1994 magazine.

Your Move

The Path to Sobriety

Responses from young readers on the topic of singleness of purpose

When I came into the program at the age of eighteen, I didn't know what singleness of purpose was. Come to think of it, the only thing I knew was how to get drunk. I was scared, lonely, and didn't know what to expect. But people in the program started to give me hope that I could stay sober. I couldn't believe that these people wanted to help me and didn't want anything in return.

People in the program who were ten, twenty years older than myself would take me out with them for ice cream or coffee...

-- Dennis T.

Davidsonville, Maryland