From the August 1988 magazine.

100 Percent

I have wanted to take the First Step for almost two years now. In Step meetings some of you said that the First Step was the only one which could be taken 100 percent. I could not take it that fully, though, and I envied those of you who could. I envied you for your DUIs and jail sentences and DTs. You had gone so low you had taken the First Step before your first AA meeting. You weren't fighting alcohol any longer.

For me, however, I thought about drinking a lot. It was still an option.

I used to plan on going to a bar, but one of our chips says, "Call your sponsor...

-- Carol B.

Atlanta, Georgia