Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Service
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has no profit motive, no religious motive and no political motive. AA is independent, not allied with any other organization. It does not wish to engage in any controversy, so neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
AA’s sole objective is to help people who have a desire to stop drinking to achieve sobriety. This is the primary purpose of AA, and the reason for its existence. The AA Preamble, read at the opening of every AA meeting, serves as a constant reminder of these principles.
AA Service Manual
In return for helping others, the only thing AA members receive in return is happier lives by maintaining their own sobriety.
Organisational Structure of A.A.
AA's Distributed Authority
Alcoholics Anonymous has been called an upside down organisation because, "the ultimate responsibility and final authority for world services resides with the groups - rather than with the trustees, the General Service Board, or the General Service Office in New York."
Twelve Concepts for World Service Illustrated
Structure of NZ's AA Service Manual
AA Service Manual (NZ)
- Table of Contents
- Introduction to the NZ Service Manual
- Introduction to General Service
- The AA Group
- District Committee
- Service Centres
- The Area Assembly
- The New Zealand General Service Conference
- World Service
- The New Zealand General Service Board
- The General Service Office
The Three Guiding Documents of Alcoholics Anonymous New Zealand