From the April 2000 magazine.

Your Move

Actions louder than words


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...

-- Chris Y.

Virginia Beach, Virginia