From the September 2012 magazine.

September 2012: Paving the Way

Thank goodness for the phones and books and pamphlets pamphlets

It's always fascinating to learn just how people came to Alcoholics Anonymous. In my case, I looked AA up in the phone book and called our local central office. Thank goodness, some service board or committee put it there! The person on the other end of the line took my number and had an AA member call me back for the one-on-one, language-of-the-heart introduction that began my incredible journey in sobriety.

At my very first AA meeting, I was warmly greeted and taken to the literature rack at the front of the meeting room. My greeter selected some of the pamphlets for me to take home. I could relate not only to the AA members but to the AA literature as well. Thank goodness, some service board or committee wrote, published, and distributed these pamphlets!

-- Lois C.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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