Suddenly the Program Came Alive
Four AAs share their experience both in and out of prison
I HAVE BEEN around AA for about nine years now. I don't remember the circumstances surrounding my first meeting, but I do know that I had a problem with booze.
At age fifteen, booze meant so much to me that when my high school sweetheart threw my bottle out the car window, I hopped out to get it. I didn't stop to think that we were on an expressway and traveling about fifty miles an hour. I paid for this particular bottle with a broken leg, a concussion, and a six-month convalescence. I didn't think at the time that my bottle really had anything to do with what was happening in my...
-- R. M.
East Meadow, New York