From the March 2018 magazine.

Right behind me

So there I was, 22 years old, broken and lost. I was taken to my first AA meeting straight from detox and, once in the meeting room, I opened up a newspaper to hide behind. I just wanted to be invisible. But somehow, I kept coming back, continued to put one foot in front of the other, do what was suggested.

One of the hardest things for me was changing my playgrounds, playmates and playthings. They said I should change everything, and when they said everything, they meant it.

-- Alison S.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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