The Alcoholic Prisoner
Of What Value Is A.A.?
OF interest to many who are engaged in A.A. work, as well as to progressive penal authorities, is the question of the value of Alcoholics Anonymous in connection with the alcoholic prisoner.
I happen to have the rather dubious privilege of fitting into the category to be discussed. I have been alcoholic for ten years; I have been a prisoner for over three; and I have been a member of A.A. for almost two.
From the many figures and statistics that I have read, I find more than ample evidence to substantiate my first observation, that as many as 80% of the inmates of most penal... Login to read more
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