From the January 1980 magazine.

A Chance to See Things With Sober Eyes

His Higher Power enabled him to see reality for the first time

I HAVE BEEN sober for two years now. It is an experience that continues to grow in meaning and importance as I gain both time and insight. I was not what one would call a heavy drinker, so it was difficult for me to see myself as an alcoholic. It was even more difficult for me to see myself as an alcoholic person twenty-four hours a day, whether I was actively drinking or not. I could see that I was messy when I was drinking, but the rest of my life seemed okay. I had to learn that my drinking carried over into all areas of my life, and I had to see how the AA program could help me to do...

-- H. D.

Hovland, Minnesota