From the April 1969 magazine.

--And at the college level

Giving AA's Message Longer Reach

--In Connecticut

There are an estimated 20,000 alcoholics in Fairfield County, Conn., of whom fewer than a thousand have found their way to sobriety in our Fellowship. Despite the fact that there are closed or open discussion meetings every night and 10 Al-Anon meetings a week, with a warm welcome for all seeking to investigate AA, the numerical gap between active and sober alcoholics is growing wider, not narrower.

In an effort to do a better job of carrying the message to the still-drinking 19,000 and their families, AA groups in one district have been holding periodic, large, well-publicized open meetings to which the general public is expressly invited. Members of the cooperating groups work hard over a three- or four-month period, making arrangements and securing maximum advance coverage in the press and over the air.

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