” Practical experience shows nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.”
(Alcoholics Anonymous – page 89).
“I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.”
(A brief guide to AA – Pamphlet back page)
“The home group is where recovery begins; it is where AA members grow up in sobriety by the time honoured process of trial and error, to discover that they can be loved, “warts and all”. It is where they learn to put the needs of others, especially the needs of the group, ahead of their own desires.It is where they first have the opportunity to serve others, and where they learn of opportunities to serve beyond the group.”
(The Home Group:Heartbeat of AA – Preface)
Doing service within your home group is vital to keep the fellowship going and ensure the message is passed on to our fellow members. We can all play our part however small by stretching out our hand.