From the July 1975 magazine.

You Weren't Arrested--you Were Rescued

AA showed him a whole new way of life

I'M WRITING this from a prison, in which I am serving a two-year sentence. When I first arrived here, I guess I was like so many other inmates--I had a lot of mixed feelings, and I was blaming everybody else for my being here.

After I had been here for a couple of weeks, I discovered some AA pamphlets. And after answering about fifteen questions in one of them, I discovered I was an alcoholic, among other things. I say "other things," because I was also a very emotionally disturbed person, and now I know most alcoholics are.

-- D. R.

Westminster, British Columbia

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