From the April 1960 magazine.

Sobriety 1-2-3

One of a series of "Beginners' Meetings"--to run from time to time--for newcomers to AA sobriety.

I Now believe that sobriety comes to us one-two-three. Perhaps not quite as fast as we can count it but very likely through the process described in Steps One, Two, and Three of our Suggested Twelve Steps.

At one time I was convinced that sobering up or stopping drinking was a personal, separate thing, which we did in our own way and for our own individual reasons. Then when we had stopped, we looked to AA, its Twelve Steps and its total program for a way of life that would enable us to live successfully without alcohol.

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