From the October 1963 magazine.

When Sobriety Becomes Exciting

New vitality and confidence make it unnecessary to smooth over the rough spots with Scotch

WHEN the harsh, irrefutable fact that alcohol was ruining my life finally confronted me, my first and consuming emotional reaction was one of fear--fear of the drastic change which I knew must occur and which by all reason should eliminate alcohol from my life.

Drinking had been a key bit of business in my stage play of existence. I played at it when I worked and I worked at it when I played. It was now out of control and was having telling effects mentally and physically. Yet I could not conceive of day-to-day procedure without it.

-- R. C. G.

Des Moines, Iowa

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