Bill Wilson, A Co-Founder of AA Replies In This Audio
For decades many non-alcoholics have wanted to attend or join Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Attending and listening at open AA meetings does not seem to be a problem at most AA groups. But non-alcoholics are not allowed to speak or share at AA meetings; or join AA.
The reason for this is AA’s singleness of purpose principle. The Traditions of AA are as follows;
Number – 3 – The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Number – 5 – Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
These and others have been adhered to around the world to prevent the message of AA to alcoholics being diluted.
Bill Uren at Addiction Recovery Basics has an audio tape of Bill W. addressing these matters in 1950.
Go to; Addiction Recovery Basics