In the '60s, there were about 15 members (from 17 to 39) under the age of 40 who called themselves Denver Young People's. They ran 2 groups and became some of the first in the fellowship to open their rooms to the new flood of Hippies saying, "You are never too young to be an alcoholic."
Colorado's young people put together Hazelden's Classic Day By Day and conducted workshops to create Hazelden's Young, Sober, & Free. Denver's Young People were a driving force for the acceptance of young alcoholics and addicts in 12 Step programs and for the use of the phrase "clean and sober." The book has recently been updated for today's young person with a new chapter for the parent of the young addict/alcoholic.