New to AA?


Thank you for your interest in Alcoholics Anonymous. Below are links to A.A. pamphlets that explain our recovery program and give a general idea of how A.A. works. It is often helpful to talk with an A.A. member directly, because it may make it easier to understand the nature of the illness, and to accept A.A. help.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a program of a new way of life without alcohol, a program that is working successfully for millions of men and women throughout the world, and in all walks of life. The experience of A.A. members is that alcoholism is a progressive illness that cannot be cured, but which, like some other illnesses, can be arrested—by staying away from the first drink, one day at a time.

We would encourage you contact us to get further information on Alcoholics Anonymous, speak to an A.A. member or to find out more about local A.A. meetings.

A.A. members, as volunteers, are happy to offer help by sharing their experience, strength and hope in staying sober. One of the ways members stay sober is by helping other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Here are some links to relevant AA Pamphlets:

This is AA: An Introduction to the A.A. Recovery Program

Frequently Asked Questions about AA

Is AA for You?

A Message to Teenagers

A Newcomer Asks…

Information on Alcoholics Anonymous

Problems Other Than Alcohol

Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?

Excerpts taken from “Letter to Anyone New to AA” from the GSO.

Here are some other relevant links:

AA Meetings – what to expect

In treatment now?

Kinds of AA meetings

More about AA