From the January 1970 magazine.

1st Step

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol. . .that our lives had become unmanageable.

The Grapevine presents here the first of a new series on the Twelve Steps.

Over the years we have published the Twelve Steps in series form many times. Always, however, the series has been the work of one author--the Twelve Steps as he understood them.

This new series has been written by twelve members of AA, each interpreting one of the Steps as he sees it.

The Twelve Steps from twelve different points of view should have the added spice of variety and, we hope, will demonstrate the unity in diversity of our...

-- B. L.

Manhattan, New York