What A.A. Does NOT Do

  1. Furnish initial motivation for alcoholics to recover
  2. Solicit members
  3. Engage in or sponsor research
  4. Keep attendance records or case histories
  5. Join ‘councils’ of social agencies
  6. Follow-up or try to control its members
  7. Make medical or psychological diagnoses or prognoses
  8. Provide drying out or nursing services, hospitalization, drugs, or any medical or psychiatric treatment
  9.  Offer religious services
  10.  Engage in education about alcohol
  11.  Provide housing, food, clothing, jobs, money or any other welfare or social services
  12.  Provide domestic or vocational counseling
  13.  Accept any money for its services or any contributions from non-A.A. sources
  14.  Provide letters of reference to parole boards, lawyers, court officials, social agencies, employers, etc.

 

Conference Advisory Actions, 1997