There is some wild myth being circulated that there are very few “pure” alcoholics left and therefore singleness of purpose is no longer valid. Recent statistics prove otherwise. Alcoholics have many other problems some related to alcoholism; some created by alcoholism and other day-to-day problems that are just part of living. When someone comes to Alcoholics Anonymous and we send him or her to meetings we expect we are sending them to a place where “AA is spoken” and that our “primary purpose” to help the alcoholic who still suffers is carried out.
Here are some recent statistics on alcohol abuse:
By Ruth D.