In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure. If the alcoholic tries to shield himself he may succeed for a time, but usually winds up with a bigger explosion than ever. We have tried these methods. These attempts to do the impossible have always failed.
This text is for a fellowship that has given aid and comfort to 10 million people in the past 69 years. The history from this text has proven it is accurate. I wonder if any of the drug warriors would put down their guns if the were inform of this fact.