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.


Drinking Self Assessment

1 / 12

Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?

2 / 12

Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking-- stop telling you what to do?

3 / 12

Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?

4 / 12

Have you had to have a drink upon awakening during the past year?

5 / 12

Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?

6 / 12

Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year?

7 / 12

Has your drinking caused trouble at home?

8 / 12

Do you ever try to get "extra" drinks at a party because you do not get enough?

9 / 12

Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don't mean to?

10 / 12

Have you missed days of work or school because of drinking?

11 / 12

Do you have "blackouts"?

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Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?


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.


Find a Meeting

Curious? Come check out a meeting! Here is the Salt Lake Area Meeting Schedule. Please, contact Central Office if you have questions about the schedule or need help getting to a meeting.


Talk to us! Central Office is run by AA members who'd be happy to answer any questions you have, talk about their own experience, and help you find a meeting. Contact Central Office

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

Want More Information?

Check out the About Alcoholics Anonymous page and the national AA website.