“Each group is as unique as a thumbprint, and approaches to carrying the message of sobriety vary not just from group to group but from region to region. Acting autonomously, each group charts its own course. The better informed the members, the stronger and more cohesive the group—and the greater the assurance that when a newcomer reaches out for help, the hand of A.A. always will be there.
“Most of us cannot recover unless there is a group. As Bill said, “Realization dawns on each member that he is but a small part of a great whole….He learns that the clamor of desires and ambitions within him must be silenced whenever these could damage the group. It becomes plain that the group must survive or the individual will not.”
“The A.A. Group…Where It All Begins”
Copyright © 2005 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Reprinted with permission.