From the January 1959 magazine.

3-11 for the Skeptic

I WOULD like to relate my own experience with Steps Three-Eleven. Of course I don't advise anyone to follow my path, even if this were possible, for what was of value to me because of personal idiosyncrasies might be detrimental to someone else. We are all a little alike and all very different, thank God.

A month after being discharged from a hospital where I had recovered from my last bender, I took what is often referred to as a geographical cure. It proved to be the start of a sobriety that has continued ever since. I went to Mexico City for three months with very little money. Let me hasten to say that I was not at all as intrepid as this sounds. I would not have gone if I hadn't known that there was an active AA group in Mexico City. Immediately upon arrival I called the secretary and during my stay I went to an AA meeting every week.

-- P. B.

Laconia, New Hampshire

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