From the July 1976 magazine.

First, I Had to Get Honest

Then the answers began to come through

I HAD BEEN in prison a little over six years before I started to take inventory on my past life. I only got into this inventory because the authorities had enough insight to see I had a lot of emotional problems.

I was sent to a diagnostic and treatment program. Here, I got my head together. I found myself not liking what I and others saw about myself. But I started to realize that I had not only emotional problems, but a disease there was no cure for. I realized I was an alcoholic.

-- A. B.

Beacon, New York

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