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From the December 2011 magazine.

December 2011: AA News

Revised pamphlet on meds available

"One significant theme remains the same between the old and new versions."

While there are substantive changes in the 2011 General Service Conference-approved revisions to the pamphlet “The A.A. Member: Medication and Other Drugs,” one significant theme remains the same between the old and new versions: “No A.A. member should ‘play doctor.’ All medical advice and treatment should come from a qualified physician.”

This comment is further addressed later in the pamphlet with the shared experience that: “Because of the difficulties that many alcoholics have with drugs, some members have taken the position that no one in A.A. should take any medication. While this position has undoubtedly prevented relapses for some, it has meant disaster for others.”

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