From the November 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Double-digit gang

The article, "All are welcome here" (August 2010) caught my eye. Being one of the "grizzled double-digit gang," I think that the author did the right thing putting his or her resentment on paper and sharing it with his or her sponsor. But I can't understand how it ended up in the Grapevine.

When I was new and expressed my dislikes about a meeting I was told to find another meeting or start my own. This is not for those who need it, but for those who want it. The "callous attitudes" aren't a result of "fear of being upstaged," but the heart-break of seeing too many die from relapse.

-- KEN G.

Clearfield, Utah

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