Each Alcoholics Anonymous group has but one primary purpose – to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
- Better do one thing well than many badly.
- The life of our Fellowship, Alcoholics Anonymous depends on this principle.
- Passing on this gift to others is the aim.
- Sobriety can’t be kept unless it is given away.
“An AA group, as such’ cannot take on all the personal problems of its members let alone those of non-alcoholic s in the world around us. The AA group is not for example, a mediator of domestic relations nor does it furnish personal financial aid to anyone.
“Though a member may sometimes be helped in such matters by his friends in AA the primary responsibility for the solutions of all his problems of living and growing rests squarely upon the individual himself, Should an AA group attempt this sort of help, its effectiveness and energies would be hopelessly dissipated.
“This is why sobriety, freedom from alcohol through the teaching and practice of AA’s Twelve Steps is the sole purpose of the group. If we don’t stick to this cardinal principle we shall almost certainly collapse, And if we collapse we cannot help anyone.