From the August 1988 magazine.

A Toast to Our Future

Since getting sober eighteen years ago, I have seen many changes in AA, at least in Western Massachusetts. The growing number of Twelve Step programs, the proliferation of treatment centers, and intensive media attention with the consequent increase in public awareness of alcohol and drug addiction, have had a definite impact on our AA society, on how we see and share our experience, strength, and hope.

At meetings today we commonly hear terms like codependent, poly-addicted, cross-addicted, alco-addict, enabling, dysfunctional family, and so forth.

-- Jim N.

West Springfield, Massachusetts

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