How Alcoholics Anonymous can Help People
Are you an alcoholic?
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. Read more: Are you an alcoholic?
What you can do nextRead more: What you can do next
Going to an A.A. meeting is simple. You find out where and when there is a meeting convenient for you and you just turn up. That's it. There's no signing in, no money to pay, no appointment to make. There are no intrusive questions, no obligations. Your privacy and anonymity will be respected. You’ll never be met with a demand to come back to any meeting or indeed to AA. You can go to different meetings as often or as little as you wish.
To listen to what happens in a meeting, visit our Meetings on Air.Read more: Attending meetings
Frequently asked questions
This page is intended to provide basic information on Alcoholics Anonymous. We have tried to answer the questions most frequently in the minds of people who are new to A.A. – the questions in our minds when we first approached the fellowship. Read more: Frequently asked questions
I used to take comfort from an exaggerated belief in my own honesty.
~ Bill Wilson
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