From the September 1955 magazine.

You Don't Have to Slip

THE newcomer has not been in the group very long but he has heard a good deal about slips and has begun to worry about himself. Someone should inform him emphatically and authoritatively, "You don't have to slip!"

There are a few other members, not newcomers but men and women who have been around six months to two years who periodically--every few months or every few weeks--go off on a little binge. Nothing serious, understand, but they evidently are not getting the program, and certainly are not getting all the benefits of continuous sobriety. These lapsing members are...

-- Anonymous

Scarsdale, New York