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.
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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A.A. members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem; they give person-to-person service or “sponsorship” to the alcoholic coming to A.A. from any source.
The A.A. program, set forth in our Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to develop a satisfying life without alcohol.
The A.A. program is discussed at A.A. group meetings.
Reprinted from F-2 Information on Alcoholics Anonymous, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
The Big Book is the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous. Entitled “Alcoholics Anonymous,” it first appeared in 1939. Since then, it has helped millions of people recover from alcoholism. Now available in its fourth edition, the Big Book explains the program of recovery, and contains the stories of A.A.’s co-founders as well as many members of diverse backgrounds who have found recovery in the worldwide fellowship.