From the July 1993 magazine.

. . .And Words Will Never Hurts Us?

Sometimes it's hard for me to believe what gets discussed at AA meetings. Recently at a beginners' meeting the talk focused on detox, Antabuse, and where to go to get therapy. After some lengthy discussion of where to go to get a good counselor, someone asked: "Where do you go to get a sponsor?" There was an awkward silence and then somebody said simply: "AA." Everybody laughed and applauded, and finally the meeting's focus was restored.

Not long ago, the chairperson at a discussion meeting proposed as a topic something like this: Now that we are all sober and responsible citizens...

-- Jim N.

Denver, Colorado