From the December 1994 magazine.

The Healing Grace of AA

Every once in a while a newcomer will say to me, "It's such a long time since your last drink you must have forgotten what it was like. . ."

Not so. After having my last drink more than twenty-five years ago, I started making it my business to remember that last drink. My home group suggested that I "keep the memory green." I still do. I am a changed man today, true, but the record of my drinking years hasn't changed. That record is what I want to remember, and remember clearly.

-- W. H.

New York, New York

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