From the September 2007 magazine.

Deadly Vacation

A little time off leads to a long trip back

The first time i came to Alcoholics Anonymous on my own initiative was in September 1987. At once, I fell in love with AA, went to plenty of meetings, and picked up a red ninety-day chip in Tampa, Florida.

But I still felt unhappiness gnawing at me--there were some things I was doing and some things I was not doing.

-- Fred C.

Roanoke, Virginia

This is a preview. To view the full article, use the link below to begin a free 7-day trial!