From the December 1988 magazine.

Could I Get Sober In AA Today?

One shaky, guilt-ridden morning after, I promised myself that if I were to get drunk just one more time I would "enter" Alcoholics Anonymous. It had been suggested to me some years earlier that I try AA, but I never really considered it until that morning. A couple of days later I was drunk again.

It was then, I believe, that my Higher Power came into play. I remembered my promise and asked my wife to call AA. A few days later a meeting book came in the mail. I found a men's Step meeting about a half hour's drive away, and went. One week later I took what I hope was my last drink.

-- W. M.

Madison, New Jersey

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