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October 1988

Where Do We Go From Here?

A presentation to the 1988 General Service Conference by nonalcoholic Class A Trustee Joan K. Jackson

Communication has been, is, and always will be the essence of AA. Our accepted task, then--our primary purpose--is to carry the message to the still-suffering alcoholic; to communicate with him about what we were like, what happened, and what we are like now; to communicate our experience, strength, and hope to him constantly; to communicate with him about his obligation, in turn, to carry the message further; and to communicate to him the knowledge of how to do it and the tools to do it with.


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