From the July 1978 magazine.

For Those Who Want It

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a program that can and does work for those who want it, wherever they may be--yes, even in prison, where I am. It has taken me two years' participation in AA here to find out how I can apply the Steps and basic principles to my daily affairs. It has not been easy, but no one promised me it would be.

For most of this time, my sole purpose in attending AA meetings was to make parole. After receiving a year set-off by the parole board, I finally took a long, hard look at myself. Who had I been fooling all along? No one but myself! Discovering that it takes honesty to work this program, I finally was ready to go to any length to stay sober and get rid of my "stinkin' thinkin'."

-- L. S.

Huntsville, Texas

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