From the February 2010 magazine.

Over the edge

A young AA finds the program after almost killing a friend in a blackout

I DID really well in school and loved sports as a kid. I loved making new friends and having a great time just running around, as a kid should.

Somewhere between 10 and 12 years old, I began to become introverted. I started to pick up ways of thinking and responding to emotions and the world that would eventually become deadly to my spirit, my growth and my fellow man.

-- ANONYMOUS

White Plains, N.Y.

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