The “Dear Abby” newspaper column for April 12 will recommend Alateen.

In communities where editors choose to publish the recommendation to try Al‑Anon it would be appropriate and helpful for members to send thank-you notes to the newspapers. Such expressions of appreciation might help editors choose to run more Al‑Anon and Alateen items in the future. It is possible that thank-you notes sent to newspapers or “Dear Abby” might appear in print, so please ask to remain anonymous if you identify yourself as an Al-Anon member.

Readers of national media items could contact the WSO for local meeting information. It is always important for groups to provide WSO and all service arm websites with up-to-date meeting information, so everyone can help newcomers find a local meeting.

Thank you for offering help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics.