Problems Other Than Alcohol:
What Can Be Done About Them?
by Bill W.
Copyright © The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., February 1958
Sobriety-freedom from alcohol -through the teaching and practice of the Twelve Steps, is the sole purpose of an AA group. Groups have repeatedly tried other activities and they have always failed. It has also been learned that there is no possible way to make non-alcoholics into AA members. We have to confine our membership to alcoholics and we have to confine our AA groups to a single purpose. If we don't stick to these principles, we shall almost surely collapse. And if we collapse, we cannot help anyone.