If it had not been for the fierce determination of our founders,
A.A. would have quickly faded like so many other so-called
good causes. I look at the hundreds of meetings weekly in
the city where I live and I know A.A. is available twenty-four
hours a day. If I had had to hang on with nothing but hope
and a desire not to drink, experiencing rejection wherever
I went, I would have sought the easier, softer way and returned
to my previous way of life.