Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous
is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength, and hope with each other that
they may solve their
common problem and help others to recover from alco
holism. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop drin
king. There are no
dues for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting th
rough our own
contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, de
organizations or institutions; does not wish to eng
age in controversy;
neither endorses or opposes any causes. Our primar
y purpose is to stay
sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.
No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
Self-seeking will slip away.
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not.
They are being fulfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.
They will always materialize if we work for them.