From the September 2019 magazine.

YPAA or bust

One day, he stumbled into a bunch of young AAs eager to hit the road. That’s when his sobriety went into high gear

The cheers ring out, “ICY…ICY…ICY…PAA…PAA…PAA!” 

For those who have not yet experienced a convention of young people in AA (YPAA), these strange letters are pronounced “icky-pah,” which stands for International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (ICYPAA).

-- George S.

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

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