Alcoholics under the age of 30 have been coming to AA in Nebraska for several years. Most were welcomed with open arms, while some were met with much skepticism. But in the late 1970s and early 1980s there began a trend that has since become commonplace: young alcoholics by the hundreds showing up at the door of AA asking for help. The following is a thumbnail sketch of that influx of young people, and what Nebraska did to insure that the hand of AA was truly there. Today much of our state has designated "young people's" AA meetings that are thriving, lending a hand to the still suffering young alcoholic.