From the October 2013 magazine.

October 2013: Summer of Love

At a wild and colorful meeting in San Francisco, a chairperson gets a perfect chance to practice Step Ten

STEP TEN: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

One of the great things about getting sober in San Francisco is the wide range of meetings a newbie can choose from. My first year in sobriety, I would hop on a bus and go to a meeting in the Sunset district, walk to the Presidio for a womens’ meeting, or catch a ride with my sponsor and join the earlybirds at the 7 a.m. meeting in the Mission district.

One day I found myself in the meeting room of a Haight Ashbury clinic. The meeting was well attended, and somehow 40 or 50...

-- Karen W.

Anderson, Indiana