There is an axiom within the 4 to 12 year olds that in a free society no one can make a person drink or use drugs nor can anyone make them stop. The simplicity of this idea gets lost in our adult society.
Our fellowship was founded upon that principle our children understand. Sometime we lose that thought and we damage ourselves and others trying to prove we know how to show all how to stop drinking.
Big Book Page 90
…………………If he does not want to stop drinking, Don’t waste time trying to persuade him. You may spoil a later opportunity.