The primary purpose is to achieve sobriety and carry the message of sobriety to others that suffer from the malady of alcoholism. Life is so remarkably strange. Years ago in the throes of alcoholism, I often travelled and raged in Japan. I made many a friend for a night as well as friendships that have lasted decades. A very good indicator of a spiritual change is not to see friends and loved one for a long period of time. Prior to 2014 I had not been in Japan for a decade. While visiting for the first time in that span of time, many friends were amazed I did not desire to carouse in the bars, did not partake in alcoholic or other substance abuse/process/behavioral disorders. May reputation as a maniacal womanizer and drunk was quite the legend in certain circles. Most were very happy to see the change in me and some were disappointed they no longer had a drinking buddy to continue in the madness.
I find it quite incredible I am able to take him through the process of seeking out the means to sobriety in Japanese from America. That is how this program works. “We are fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.”
This is right out of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Thank you for allowing me to be of service.