From the April 1980 magazine.

. . .As the Result of These Steps. . .

He found that there are solid benefits in reworking all the Steps

JIM CAME into AA more than twenty years ago and bounced in and out for the next fourteen or fifteen years. He'd stay sober for six months sometimes, and then disappear for another round of booze and trouble.

In January 1971, he came back again--this time with a difference. He began to work the Twelve Steps. Shortly before that, Jim and his wife had been called to school and told that their youngest son, who was eight, was retarded. The boy was put in a special class, because he had difficulty learning and remembering.

-- P. M.

Riverside, Illinois

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