From the January 2011 magazine.

January 2011: It’s not a gimmick if it works

A First Step emerges from an indexed history

New memories popped up on random order. Each card was for one drinking experience.

Step One was hard. I came with a watch, car, professional career and no DUI, jail, detox, skidrow, treatment center or DTs. I didn’t drink every day. I thought that I’d never had blackouts.

I said AA was boring and that I was very thirsty—loudly!

-- Anonymous

Denver, Colorado

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