From the June 1954 magazine.

What It's Like After Ten Years

IN one word, good. To AA I owe everything I have. My life, my sanity, my freedom, my usefulness (such as it is), my happiness, my love for others and their love for me.

It is not only that I would be goodness knows where, and in what kind of shape, if it hadn't been for AA. It is much more than this, for in my ten years of sobriety, I not only learned how to stay sober, but what to do with my sobriety. AA gave my life a religious meaning it had not had before. It taught me how to live with myself and others, slowly, but I have learned and am still learning. It wasn't AA that was slow. Of course, it was I.

-- F. G.

New York City, New York

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