From the February 2019 magazine.

62 years of showing up

Recently, I received a call from a dear friend. He knew I had been active in AA for a long time. His stepson had made the decision to enroll in a 10-day rehab program that included four one-day sessions of follow-up “aversion” treatments.

I asked the stepson if he had considered AA. He said no, adding that he had a phobia of public speaking.

-- Ralph B.

Seattle, Washington

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