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July 1975

PO Box 1980

Your neighbor at the meeting

I've just come from a meeting of my home group, where it was the privilege of all in attendance to hear a beautiful talk. One point that particularly hit home with me was this: "We think of 'the alcoholic who still suffers' as the guy who is still out there drunk. But many alcoholics who are still suffering are in this room tonight, and are sober and may have been for some time now. It isn't as easy for some as for others to stay sober. Always keep in mind that the guy or gal sitting at your elbow may still be suffering. And if you sense that he or she is, and you're not, then put out your hand to that person, even though that person may be sober."

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