CPC-PI Tip: Singleness of Purpose

Last Updated on May 25, 2015 by Area 53 Web Team

CPC-PI Tip: Singleness of Purpose

Are you confused about our “singleness of purpose” as embodied in Tradition Five? This Tradition states, “Each group has but one primary purpose —to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” What about open versus closed meetings? Our AA literature answers these questions.

The pamphlet “The AA Group: Where it all begins,” addresses singleness of purpose. It quotes Bill W. AA co-founder:

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  • Our Society . . . will prudently cleave to its single purpose: the carrying of the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Let us resist the proud assumption that since God has enabled us to do well in one area we are destined to be a channel of saving grace for everybody.”


The pamphlet “Problems Other than Alcohol” addresses the question of whether drug addicts can become AA members. This pamphlet explains this dilemma and provides some answers to that and other questions.

You are free to download and print one copy of any AA pamphlet for your use. Multiple copies are available for purchase from aa.org or at Central Ohio Group Fellowship.

Please visit our CPC-PI Committee Webpage

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