From the October 2010 magazine.


At a mixed party, AAs break their own anonymity

THIS story is rather humorous and shows how things can happen with regard to our anonymity. I recently had a get-together, or party, if you will, and I invited a number of friends. These friends brought some of their friends and the theme was a potluck and an evening where some of my fellow AA members played music.

The crowd was a mix of Alcoholics Anonymous members and "regular" folk who did not necessarily know one another. Some of the people who knew me knew I was in AA. Many did not, though, and I was speaking with a co-worker who said he noticed that the punch was nonalcoholic,...

-- JOE H.

Vancouver, British Columbia