What is AA?

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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA 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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How to attend a meeting and other answers

To attend an AA meeting all you have to do is show up, either in-person or online. No prior notification or permission is needed. There is no fee or dues, no form to be filled out and no personal information to be supplied. We use our first names to identify each other.

Some meetings encourage participation, but your level of participation is up to you. If you are asked to read or share it is acceptable to “pass”. It’s normal to feel reluctance or anxiety when faced with your first meeting. Remember that almost everyone at the meeting has been where you are now and “have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body”1. You are no longer alone.

For more information click here – A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous

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1. Alcoholics Anonymous, p. xiii