Living: Fifty Years, a Day At a Time

To the thousands of people whose lives the organization has saved, the 50th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous, which will take place on June 10, commemorates one of the banner days of history. Said a member in Washington last week: "The press covered the anniversary of V-E day very heavily. Well, to a lot of people, the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous is an equivalent milestone." Small wonder. The loosely knit group, which now comprises more than 1 million people, one-third of whom are women, has firmly established itself as the most effec tive way for alcoholics to stay sober--and alive. One study...

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