What does A.A. do and NOT do?

What does A.A. do and NOT do?

What Does A.A. Do?

  • A.A. members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem.
  • A.A. members offer person-to-person “sponsorship” to the alcoholic coming to A.A. from any source or referred by any source.
  • A sponsor helps the new member in working the Twelve Steps and in developing a satisfying life without alcohol.
  • A.A. members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem.
  • A.A. members offer person-to-person “sponsorship” to the alcoholic coming to A.A. from any source or referred by any source.
  • A sponsor helps the new member in working the Twelve Steps and in developing a satisfying life without alcohol.

What A.A. Does Not Do

  • Provide A.A. recovery for addictions other than alcohol, i.e., drugs, gambling, overeating, etc.
  • Provide letters of reference to parole boards, lawyers, court officials, social agencies, employers, etc.
  • Furnish initial motivation for alcoholics to recover.
  • Keep attendance records or case histories.
  • Solicit members.
  • Provide progress reports on court clients to the referring agency.
  • Follow up or try to control its members.
  • Provide housing, food, clothing, jobs, money, or any other welfare or social services.
  • Accept any money for its services, or any contributions from non-A.A. sources.