Service is a means of maintaining sobriety.
Service means getting involved in those functions
which directly carry the A.A. message or allow others to carry it.
"Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drink as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss."
The results of a recent medical research study have shown that, "Those involved in Service Work have a 50% better chance of staying sober than those who are not doing service work."
The Central Service Office is is located in the Lancaster County Health and Welfare Building, 630 Janet Ave, Suite D150, Lancaster, Pa.