COOPERATION WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY
JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER
SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE
This Singleness of Purpose statement has been added to pamphlets intended to share information about AA with professionals.
Some professionals refer to alcoholism and drug addiction as “substance abuse” or “chemical dependency.” Nonalcoholics are, therefore, sometimes introduced to AA and encouraged to attend AA meetings. Nonalcoholics may attend open AA meetings as observers. Closed meetings may be attended only by those people with a desire to stop drinking ( usually people with a drinking problem).
This is in keeping with the Long Form of AA’s Third and Fifth Traditions:
Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought AA membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an AA group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.
Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose – that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
Note: Submitted by your CPC Committee for general information on working with our Professional Community.
If interested in doing CPC work, contact the Chair Bob R. at : firstname.lastname@example.org