East Tennessee
Intergroup of
Alcoholics Anonymous

March 2018 Unity Newsletter


The only requirement for AA membership is a desire
to stop drinking.
1. In my mind, do I prejudge some new AA members
as losers?
2. Is there some kind of alcoholic whom I privately
do not want in my AA group?
3. Do I set myself up as a judge of whether a newcomer is sincere or phony?
4. Do I let language, religion (or lack of it), race,
education, age, or other such things interfere with
my carrying the message?
5. Am I overimpressed by a celebrity? By a doctor, a
clergyman, an ex-convict? Or can I just treat this new
member simply and naturally as one more sick
human, like the rest of us?
6. When someone turns up at AA needing
information or help (even if he can’t ask for it aloud),
does it really matter to me what he does for a living?
Where he lives? What his domestic arrangements
are? Whether he had been to AA before? What his
other problems are?

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