From the March 2014 magazine.

March 2014: White knuckles, clear eyes

He took his Third Step in a trailer the night he learned the hard way to let go

STEP THREE: Made a decision to turn our will and
our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

To celebrate my 15th birthday, my dad bought a couple of cases of beer and we had a party in our basement. It was a lot of fun. My friends and I drank and played pool all night. All of my insecurities and feelings of not fitting in disappeared with the first beer. Sometime in the early morning I remember staring at the can of beer in my hand and telling my friends that this was the life. One of my friends grew really angry and argued with me because his father was an alcoholic.

-- Bill F.

Anaheim, California

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