From the April 2000 magazine.

Your Move

Reasonable comfort and peace


Responses from readers to the question of being a "recovered" alcoholic versus a "recovering" one

In December 1999, the Grapevine published a letter from an AA member who expressed confusion over the phrases "recovered" versus "recovering" alcoholic. We asked for your input and were delighted to get over 140 responses; as one reader wrote: "Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts. The Grapevine truly is a forum for us to say what we think and what we feel." For our part, we're appreciative to everyone who wrote in and are happy to present a representative sampling of the letters, with others to follow in coming issues.

-- Jim M.

Bloomington, Minnesota

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