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Alcoholics Anonymous is
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholicsto achieve sobriety. Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission.
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Information about Al-Anon is presented here as a service to members of the Fellowship and/or their families. Neither the Willamette Valley Intergroup,
nor the Central Office in Salem are affiliated with Al-Anon.
[From the Al-Anon Service Manual (pg 113)".....Although a separate entity, Al-Anon should always cooperate with Alcoholics Anonymous.
In relating to local A.A. Intergroups or central offices, Al-Anon may offer: ? to name one or two members to act as liaison and to provide current lists of group contacts for Twelfth Step referrals ? to submit Al-Anon/Alateen meeting information for inclusion in A.A.?s local meeting list if asked to do so ? to reimburse A.A. for any expenses incurred on Al-Anon?s behalf, such as telephone calls, cost of printing meeting lists on which Al-Anon meetings are also listed, copying costs.......Al-Anon performs its own Twelfth Step work in alcohol treatment centers, hospitals, and other facilities, and with professionals that work with families and friends of alcoholics. Experience has shown that cooperation with A.A. can be mutually beneficial......." Therefore, the following questions are provided here with the hope that they will be mutually beneficial in recovery.
A. A. Cooperates With Professionals
If you are a Professional Working With Alcoholics, perhaps you would like more information. If so, please contact the Central Office during normal business hours.
Public Information about Alcoholics Anonymous
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Singleness of Purpose - Solving Our Common Problem
"SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE" IS ESSENTIAL TO THE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM. The reason for such exaggerated focus is to overcome denial.
The denial associated with alcoholism is cunning, baffling, and powerful and affects the patient, helper, and the community.
Unless alcoholism is KEPT RELENTLESSLY IN THE FOREGROUND, other issues will usurp everybody's attention.
From Box 459, published bimonthly the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, February/March 2003 by George E. Valiant, M. D. Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee A.A. General Service Board