“Our Twelfth Step-carrying the message-is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.
Hence, an A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer-ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee…”
Reprinted from A.A.’s Legacy of Service by Bill W., page 3, with permission of A.A. World Services Inc.
I am responsible. . . .
When anyone, anywhere,
reaches out for help, I want
the hand of A.A. always to be there.
And for that: I am responsible.
These guidelines are to help describe polices, procedures and responsibilities that guide your district.