What is Alcoholics Anonymous - A.A.?
A.A. is...A.A. is a fellowship of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
A.A. is NOT...
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. A.A. is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
Alcoholics Anonymous is not a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. A.A. neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary.
The 12 Steps of A.A.
Study of these Steps is essential to progress in the A.A. program. The principles they embody are universal, applicable to everyone, whatever his personal creed. In A.A. we strive for an ever-deeper understanding of these Steps, and pray for the wisdom to apply them to our lives.
The Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.