From the December 1996 magazine.

Your Move - Responses from Readers on the Topic of "Online AA" from the May 1996 Grapevine

Cyberspace Is a Place

Some of your sources expressed a concern that online meetings are exclusive and don't meet the requirement of the Third Tradition--that the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Face-to-face meetings also have other requirements. I attend meetings in Palo Alto, California. This doesn't mean that Palo Alto meetings exclude someone who is in New York. When in Palo Alto, you can go to the meetings here. However, you have to be here to go to meetings here. That's a requirement.

Institutions have requirements too. To go to a Hospital and Institutions...

-- Ralph W.

Palo Alto, California