From the August 2019 magazine.

Not too much to ask

A member reminds us that it never hurts to be kind, patient and accepting of one another

On July 18, 1987, I came to the end of the road. No hope. No awareness. Nowhere to go. A bench warrant had been issued for my arrest because I had not appeared in court for sentencing. 

I checked into a hospital rehab, hoping it would shield me from arrest. The second night in rehab a Hospitals & Institutions panel came to bring an AA meeting to the facility. A young African-American man was on the panel. He was considerably younger than I was, but as I listened to him, I realized he was telling my story. I identified.

-- Thomas S.

Inglewood, California

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