From the May 1971 magazine.

A Chance Acquaintance Shared the Message

A RECENT INCIDENT has really given me pleasure. I picked up a hitchhiker when I was driving to New York. In the course of conversation, he told me that he had a young friend where he lived, in Albany, who was having a terrible time with alcohol, and he was very worried about him. I asked this boy (who was studying sociology in Montreal) whether he knew anything about AA. It all ended up by my taking the boy to a meeting and his going back and confronting his friend.

Last week, I had a word from the boy I had picked up, saying that his friend had joined AA and was now, in his words,...

-- D. G. M., MD

Montreal, Quebec