From the October 1989 magazine.

A Frame Work for the Future

For quite a number of years now I have been working in the service structure of our wonderful Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. I have had the unique opportunity of traveling around the area, meeting and sharing with in any dedicated and service-minded AA members, and so often I have heard a particular phrase mentioned: "The Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous must change to keep up with modern times and the problems of our society today."

When I first entered the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous nine and a half years ago, I was a very sick, confused, negative, depressed, and lonely individual, who needed and wanted help. Many hands reached out to me and made me feel wanted and comfortable in all the meetings I attended. For the first time in my life I felt part of something. In a short amount of time I had loads of friends, all with the same problem I had, coupled with a strong desire to do something about that problem. These recovering alcoholics were telling me how they got sober and how they stayed sober one day at a time, and I listened.

-- Anonymous

Fanwood, New Jersey

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