From the October 1986 magazine.

You Can Take It with You

Recovering alcoholics who practice their program can accomplish wonders within a group--even if they're only visiting. They don't need to be trusted servants, old-timers, or longtime members of the group. They don't need to know "the way we do it here." And they certainly don't need to know "who's who" among group members. Simply bringing their program, their walk-like-you-talk approach to the Traditions and Twelve Steps, and their willingness to help other alcoholics is all they need to work minor miracles.

A case in point is my new friend "Donald." Donald arrived here six months...

-- C. S.

Albuquerque, New Mexico