From the July 1983 magazine.

You Changed My Attitude

I'M A GRATEFUL alcoholic, incarcerated at the present time because I was unable to control my drinking. A year ago, I was a different person. My AA experience has given so much to me in growth, God as I understand Him, knowledge, and experience. Yet more than that, you, the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, have had a profound effect on my beliefs and ideals. The relationship that I have established with God and my fellow members is proof that this program works if I work!

This program of AA has demonstrated its value by defining the purpose and meaning of my life, beyond just serving a thirty-year sentence. I've been touched by the many speakers who come here to share their experience, strength, and hope with me, and I have been influenced to the utmost. I no longer have the negative feelings I once had concerning my worth as a person. This Fellowship has an impact on people's attitudes.

-- B. C.

Avenel, New Jersey

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