Is AA for me?
Do you repeatedly drink more than you intend to? Is your drinking having a negative effect on your life? Do you feel like your drinking might be a problem?
Only you can decide if AA might be right for you and whether you want to give it a try.
What Is AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. Participation is completely anonymous. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
A.A.’s primary purpose is to help alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
What AA Isn't
- AA does not solicit membership, keep track of its members, or have any requirements for its members other than a desire to stop drinking
- AA is not a treatment program, rehab, or other professional service
- AA does not provide diagnosis, counseling, hospitalization, or any medical or psychiatric treatment
- AA is not a religious organization
- AA does not accept any money for its services, or any contributions from non-A.A. sources
What AA Is
- AA allows members to share their experience with anyone seeking help for a drinking problem
- AA provides meetings, literature, and support for those with a desire to stop drinking
- AA shares the AA program, set forth in 12 steps, that helps members develop a satisfying life without alcohol
- AA provides informational sessions and education for professionals and organizations interested in learning more about AA