From the February 1957 magazine.

-And Powerless Over Alcoholics, Too

IT CAME TO MY ATTENTION recently, that an anonymous alcoholic objected, strenuously, to non-alcoholics (Al-Anon's families and wives of alcoholics) using AA's twelve steps.

At first impulse I wanted to drop the subject into a deep well, and leave it there, but then I heard it was quite an issue--so I am endeavoring to paint a picture of what we might be if we agreed with our anonymous friend:

1. Admitted we had power to "stop" our alcoholics from drinking!--that we were always able to manage our own lives without any help. The Lord knows I was never able to stop my...

-- A. H.

Wilmington, California