A.A. is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. The Fellowship does not engage in the field of alcoholism research, medical treatment, or psychiatric treatment.
The Fellowship does not endorse any cause – although A.A. members may participate in such activities as individuals.
The Fellowship has adopted a policy of “Cooperation but non-affiliation” with organizations concerned with the problem of alcoholism.
A.A. is in competition with no one. Our ability to help other alcoholics is not based on scientific or professional expertise. As A.A.’s, we are limited to sharing our own firsthand knowledge of the suffering of an alcoholic, and of recovery.
Cooperation with the Professional Community Workbook
Copyright 1974 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. Inc