You are welcome here.

Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome at a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are people of many different races, sexual orientations, religions, genders, professions and income levels. Our focus is on our common ground of alcoholism. Inclusivity and accessibility are of utmost importance to Alcoholics Anonymous.

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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 A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. 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.

Am I an alcoholic?

In Alcoholics Anonymous, the basis of our program is one alcoholic helping another. We have found a common solution to our problem with alcohol. If you have a problem with drinking, we can help.

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How does A.A. work?

Members of Alcoholics Anonymous get and stay sober by going through the Twelve Steps outlined in the book “Alcoholics Anonymous.” You may also hear it called the “Big Book.” The Twelve Steps are a set of spiritual principles that are practiced as a way of life. A.A. is not a religious program.

Where do I find a meeting?

You can find a local A.A. meeting on our website under the District 42 Meetings page or by searching for one on the Meeting Guide App.

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