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Published March 2014.

A Reader's Response

An article on cross talk in the November 2013 Grapevine got this AA thinking

The phrase, "cross talk," is not AA. For very old timers, this phrase and others like it, encroached up the Program around the time of the wide proliferation of treatments centers in the early 1970s. To some of us, it sounds like "rehab babble."

The same goes for much of what is bantered about the rooms these days. The only difference between then and now is that this stuff is accepted as gospel and AA teaching. The people who spout this stuff far outnumber the people who came in off the streets rather than via rehabs.

-- Kevin M.

Colchester, Connecticut

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