From the September 1948 magazine.

You Don't Have to Be a Hermit

WHEN I came into A.A. about four years ago I fully believed that I was committing myself to a hermitage in which I would be cut off from all normal activities and those of my old friends who did any drinking.

Since then I have discovered that many others had the same fear when they joined A.A., so it's a reasonable assumption that newcomers today are steeling themselves to the same prospects.

-- D.Y.

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