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.
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Do you think you have a problem with alcohol? Do you want to stop drinking, but find you cannot quit entirely or have little control over the amount you drink? If you answered yes to either of these questions, there are a number of ways Alcoholics Anonymous can help.
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About A.A. – Find a Meeting
One of the more common sayings you will hear at an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting is that, “you have to give it away in order to keep it”. What this is referring to is the idea that service in recovery can help the giver as much as the receiver.
Numerous studies have provided evidence that helping others in recovery provides great benefit to the helper. Such work is highly rewarding and it can strengthen the commitment of the individual to their own recovery. In many instances it will be the giver who ends up benefiting the most.
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