About A.A.

About A.A.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

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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.

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Is A.A. for you?

Only you can decide whether you want to give A.A. a try – whether you think it can help you.

We who are in A.A. came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. We still hated to admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members that we were sick. (We thought so for years!) We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism.

We decided to try and face up to what alcohol had done to us. Here are some of the questions we tried to answer honestly. Try them yourself and see how you do. Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that we have a problem

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Twelve questions only you can answer   

A.A. Literature

Alcoholics Anonymous literature is published by A.A. World Services Inc. and Grapevine Inc. For information about this literature visit A.A.’s World Services Website  

For information on where to purchase AA literature, go to this page on the World Services site, or email the Area 79 Literature Committee Chair

Information for Professionals

Alcoholics Anonymous has many A.A. members and service committees who are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. has a long history of cooperating but not affiliating with outside organizations and being available to provide A.A. meetings or information about A.A. upon request.

For more information visit the Information For Professionals page on A.A.’s World Services Website or email Area 79 Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Committee Chair

Media Resources

Friendly support and cooperation from the media has made it possible for Alcoholics Anonymous to carry its message of hope in the U.S. and Canada, and far beyond these borders. We know that A.A. would not have reached many thousands of men and women without this assistance.

For information referring to our Tradition of Anonymity at the level of the media, press releases concerning events in Alcoholics Anonymous, public service announcements (P.S.A.s), and estimates of A.A. membership, please visit the For the Media area of A.A.’s World Services Website.

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For A.A.’s message of hope, please visit the For the Family page of A.A.’s World Services Website.

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