From the July 1993 magazine.

A Blessing From God

This is my message of hope in sobriety. Out on bail, while awaiting sentencing, I found the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. It was the only place I had left to go. I knew that without it I would only be free on the street for a short time.

So in the beginning I used the program in hopes of keeping myself out of prison. But after several months of sobriety I began to realize my life truly was getting better. I accepted the First Step and worked the others. I got a sponsor and took suggestions from other AAs. And a beautiful thing started to happen. I started to believe in things, like myself, friends, and God. I made at least two meetings a day and found a wonderfully happy life in sobriety.

-- Cliff M.

Thornton, Pennsylvania

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