About AA

AA meetings serve as point for people to come together with purpose of solving their drinking problem. It doesn’t cost anything to attend an AA meeting. There are no requirements to participating. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to do something about their drinking problem.

At the beginning of a meeting, someone will read out the AA ‘preamble’. This text briefly summarises the purpose of the meeting and of AA as whole. It is below should you wish to read it.

If you want a bit more information, you can head over to the national AA site and check out the info they have there: About AA

Every AA member has a copy of the book Alcoholics Anonymous, this is generally given to someone when they attend their first few meetings. As the book is protected under copyright, it cannot be posted here. However, they can be bought from the national organisation page here.

Alcoholics Anonymous preamble

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.

– Alcoholics Anonymous