Is A.A a religious organization or a temperance movement?

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Is A.A a religious organization or a temperance movement?

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Is A.A a religious organization or a temperance movement?

No, A.A. is a recovery program based on spiritual principles, but it’s membership includes people of many faiths, as well as agnostics and atheists. A.A. is not involved in any sort of temperance movement. In fact, A.A. has no opinion on outside issues such as whether other people should drink. Its members simply know that they themselves cannot handle alcohol safely.


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