From the September 2010 magazine.

South of the border

A swedish businessman sobers up and gets active in the early days of AA in Mexico City

Anders: How did you come into AA?

John: I.d like to start my story at a point a long time ago, when I was very sick. I had spent about a week in bed, together with a bottle of rum. I just did not have the power to get up. My wife had spoken to our doctor and he had mentioned something called Alcoholics Anonymous and finally, on a Sunday afternoon, I called a number. I spoke to a man called Frank, who told me that he.d been sober for five years and that if he could do it so could I. And he also promised to pick me up the following Tuesday and take me to an AA meeting. At the time we...


Stockholm, Sweden