From the February 1974 magazine.

Step Twelve

With negative thinking and self-will running riot, these are the steps we took

Step One

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

I admitted that alcohol had quite a hold on me--the same way that food and sex did. I loved all three. But if people would just let me alone, stop meddling, I could manage my life.

Step Two

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Since I was really all right, just a victim of circumstances, the only power that could help me was the parole board, which could restore me to freedom.


-- B. K.

Independence, Iowa