Alcoholics Anonymous Responsibility Statement:
“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.”
Part of the recovery program that A.A. suggests is set forth in the Twelve Steps.
During its first decade, A.A. as a fellowship accumulated substantial experience which indicated that certain group attitudes and principles were particularly valuable in assuring survival of the informal structure of the Fellowship.
The Preamble was composed by an editor of the Grapevine and introduced in the June 1947 issue. It is read at almost every AA meeting, function and convention.
Although the program of Alcoholics Anonymous is not religious, the Serenity Prayer has come to be a simple way to remind alcoholics of the AA way of life.