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A member considers the vulnerability of young people in the rooms
I came into my first AA meeting on Sept 13, 1980. I was an 89-pound woman and had just turned 17 years old. I have been sober since that day. Recently, a group of old-timers in my area have formally met to discuss safety issues for young people in Alcoholics Anonymous.
Coming into my first AA meeting, I looked and acted as if I was considerably older than my chronological age. I felt dark and old inside as well. If I had been asked at that time, I would have sworn on my life that I could protect myself in any given situation. My sharp sixth sense had always served me well. Yet,...
-- Christina N.
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