What Alcoholics Anonymous Does Not Do

  • halt sign AARecruit members or furnish initial motivation for alcoholics to recover.
  • Keep membership records or case histories.
  • Follow up or try to control its members.
  • Make medical or psychological diagnoses or prognoses.
  • Provide hospitalization, drugs, or medical or psychiatric treatment.
  • Provide housing, food, clothing, jobs, money or other such services.
  • Provide domestic or vocational counseling.
  • Engage in or sponsor research.
  • Affiliate with social agencies (though many members and service offices do cooperate with them).
  • Offer religious services.
  • Engage in any controversy about alcohol or other matters.
  • Accept money for its services or contributions from non-A.A. sources.
  • Provide letters of reference to parole boards, attorneys, court officials, schools, businesses, social agencies, or any other organization or institution.

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