From the May 1982 magazine.

Sobriety Is the Payoff

Tradition 8 - Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers

DID I READ that right? "Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional"? How on earth could any outfit as big as AA operate on a basis other than professional? How could its members get anything done? How could they hold themselves together? How could they stay in business?

All very mysterious.

-- W. H.

Manhattan, New York

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