From the September 1985 magazine.

A Dozen Or So Ways to Twelfth-step

WORKING CLOSELY with new members, or actually going to them to carry the message, is what, pops into most of our minds when we think of Twelfth Step work. But it is only one of the many ways we can share our experience, strength, and hope.

Our primary purpose is to help the alcoholic who still suffers. But taking newcomers to their first meeting is just one of the ways to accomplish this purpose.

Some of us are good at that. We can walk into drunks' lives, tell them our own stories with calm and clarity, and inspire them to join us at a meeting, or to seek treatment first if...

-- F. D.

New Orleans, Louisiana