Here is a list of things that A.A. IS NOT and DOES NOT…

  • IS NOT a religious movement
  • IS NOT a temperance movement
  • IS NOT a social service organization (it has no paid social workers or professional field workers)
  • IS NOT an educational agency
  • IS NOT a cure or “cure-all”
  • IS NOT an employment agency
  • DOES NOT solicit or accept funds from outside sources; voluntary contributions from members and groups support A.A. services
  • DOES NOT run hospitals, rest homes, clubhouses, or any outside enterprises
  • DOES NOT prescribe treatment for alcoholics
  • DOES NOT pay for treatment of alcoholics

The sole purpose of A.A. is to help the alcoholic who wants to stop drinking and stay stopped.