From the April 1992 magazine.

Young Kevin

Bill W. was so confident, when he wrote of our condition as we reach Step Ten, that "sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally. . . . " After eighteen years of sobriety, this was true for me.

I had run into young Kevin at the supermarket. (I always called him "young Kevin" because he had been the youngest person in our meeting. He arrived at AA when he was fourteen.) He spoke first, pleased to see me again, eager to tell me about himself. He looked well and was doing well. Now in his third year in college, he was confident of himself and his future. Or so he seemed.

-- George M.

Norman, Oklahoma

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