From the February 1971 magazine.

Get Involved!

A three-part section on AA's work in institutions

ONE of my favorite gals in AA told me her definition of sobriety is that it's a gift. A gift we keep by giving it away. I love this interpretation and have adopted it as part of my own thinking. This flow of receiving and giving can be reached only by involvement.

What is involvement? It's saying "Yes" when called upon to serve. It's cleaning ashtrays, making coffee, speaking and chairing at meetings, going on Twelfth Step calls, working with institution groups--you name it. It's carrying the message the best way we know.

-- J. D.

Wilmington, Delaware

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