From the October 1994 magazine.

Your Move

Keeping It Simple

Responses from young readers on the topic of singleness of purpose

My name is Terry, and I'm an alcoholic. I came into Alcoholics Anonymous at the age of twenty-two. After going to meetings for thirty days I took my last drink on August 5, 1988. Although I didn't realize it till now, AA's singleness of purpose has meant a lot to me.

When I showed up at your door, you kept it very simple for me. You said, "Don't drink, go to meetings, get a sponsor, and keep coming back." You said that if I did this it would get better. You didn't tell me when, but I believed you just...

-- Terry R.

Lincoln, Nebraska