From the December 1986 magazine.

A Case of Confusion

The AA program has taught me a great number of positive tools to use in order to maintain my sobriety. But every now and then, my attitudes and my thinking keep me from using these tools.

My latest lesson took place at a store here in town. This store happens to have, from time to time, little sample tables with new food or drink products, which I can never pass without a free taste. Well, this table attracted my attention to a product labeled as "a nonalcoholic malt beverage." I asked the person behind the table to please explain to me this beer with no alcohol in it, which I was about to sample. (No alcohol. . .? Can't hurt me now, can it?)

-- J. A.

Grandview, Missouri

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