From the August 1959 magazine.

Pro and Con

AN INDIVIDUAL QUESTION

Brief comments and excerpts from letters containing opinions pro and/or con specific items (including the Grapevine itself) will appear in this corner from time to time.

I HAVE a question in mind to ask and it is simply this: what can you say to people in AA who tell you they don't need meetings to stay sober? Some of them have been around the AA program about five or six years. I always thought that people in AA didn't get anything out of AA without meetings. I have a few friends who say some people need meetings and some don't in order to stay sober. I think it is the things that are said at meetings that help to keep us sober one day at a time. What is your opinion on this question?

-- P.F.

Dorchester, Massachusetts

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