From the January 2011 magazine.

January 2011: Airport Security

I called on the courtesy phone and asked them to page friends of Bill W.

April 15, 2010, was a great day for my family and me—we just did not know it at the time. Tax day does not seem to be a great day for anything, but this tax day was the beginning of my new life.

After several attempts at sobriety, and several periods of long-term sobriety followed by failure, I had given up. My brother, Paul, an active member in our Fellowship for 23 years, recommended an extended-stay treatment center in Tennessee. What did I have to lose? I could always go back to my misery; it would be waiting.

-- John K.

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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