From the September 1950 magazine.

A Desire to Clarify

I AM speaking, of course, to all members of AA, but in particular to those of us who have passed the most difficult part of the Program: the first 12 to 15 months.

I am going to assume that others, like myself, have a great desire to clarify in their own minds why we went "overboard," "jumped the rails," or any other descriptive term that we may use to describe our departure from a sane, healthy and happy way of life--namely--sobriety.

-- C.E.H.

Gadsden, Alabama

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