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April 2002

Frightened People

"In my opinion, alcoholics are frightened people," he said. I didn't like hearing that, but I knew he was telling the truth, at least about me. His name was Curt S., and he spoke those words at the Northport Group on Long Island, in the spring of 1961. I was just completing my ninety meetings in ninety days, and was attending a meeting on the Third Step for the first time. Curt had been sober ten years.


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