From the May 1946 magazine.

Slips Laid to Lack of Faith

Confined to bed with a prolonged illness, I have had ample time to dwell on the problem of "slips." Through a process of elimination I have arrived at one conclusion.

Family upsets, business and financial troubles, etc., have been advanced as various reasons for these "slips," depending on the individual case. Let us not lose sight of the fact that no matter what conditions prevailed at the time A.A. was accepted by these members, they managed to stay sober. So after many months or several years of sobriety, none of the conventional reasons, or excuses, for going on a bender can be advanced for these cases.

-- J. L. N.

Merrick, Long Island, New York

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