What is A.A.?

What is A.A.?

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. 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.

More About A.A.

A.A.’s Twelve Steps are a set of spiritual principles. When practiced as a way of life, they can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to recover from alcoholism.

The Twelve Traditions apply to A.A. as a whole. They outline how A.A. maintains its unity and relates itself to the world around it.

The book Alcoholics Anonymous describes the A.A. program of recovery. It also contains stories written by the co-founders and stories from a wide range of members who have found recovery in A.A.

How A.A. Works Members use the Twelve Steps to maintain sobriety.Groups use the Twelve Traditions to stay unified.

Area 30 is Eastern Massachusetts Alcoholics Anonymous General Service.

Need help with a drinking problem?

A.A. has a solution. That isn’t an empty promise. A.A. has been helping alcoholics recover for more than 80 years. A.A.’s program of recovery is built on the simple foundation of one alcoholic sharing with another.  If your drinking is out of control, A.A. can help.

Ready for your first meeting?

Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, income, or profession. You don’t have to pay anything to attend.

You can just sit and listen and learn more about recovery, or you can share about your situation. It’s completely up to you.

A.A. is an enduring program of recovery

based on one alcoholic sharing their

experience, strength and hope with another.

For more than 80 years,

A.A. has helped millions recover from alcoholism

- to get sober and stay sober.

A.A. costs nothing and is supported through member contributions, so there are no dues or fees for A.A. membership.