Responses from readers to the special section in the May 2000 Grapevine titled, "Is AA for Everyone?"
Our Eleventh Tradition emphasizes "attraction rather than promotion." The newcomer or "fallen" old-timer's willingness to find recovery as a member of this society is just as dependent upon an attractive atmosphere of recovery as it is upon the unattractive atmosphere of active drinking.
This statement finds validation in the "Responsibility Declaration" found in every Grapevine. The responsibility for attaining lasting, daily, effective recovery is...
-- Stephan M.