From the April 1962 magazine.

300,000 Tested Methods

of working the program and every one is the "right" way

I HAVE been in AA five years plus. In the beginning I slowly and somewhat painfully learned the basics by which I moved through twenty-four-hour segments of time and space without benefit (?) of alcohol. I am grateful for those early cornerstones of "Stay away from the first drink," "Easy does it," etc.; for the penetrating wisdom of the Twelve Steps. I leaned on them then, I lean on them now.

Another source of help were those moments when out of a speaker's story would flash some facet of his drinking which mirrored a phenomenon of my own drinking days (and nights). From such...

-- W. W. W.

New Hyde Park, New York