From the October 1987 magazine.

90 Days--or Just for Today?

The other day, at a social event, I bumped into a newcomer from my home group. "Guess what!" he exclaimed. "I did my 90 days!" When he realized that the party I was with were non-AAs, he changed the subject. Later, one of my non-AA friends asked me, "Did that young man just get out of prison?"

I sometimes wonder about the very heavy emphasis we place on that 90-day suggestion. In my area, group after group, meeting after meeting, the questions are put to us: "Is there anyone here working on 90 days?"; "Is there anyone here celebrating 90 days?"

-- W. H.

New York, New York

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