Alcoholism Resources

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Alcohol Support Organizations

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous, or just “AA,” is a fellowship of men and women who meet together to solve their common alcohol problem and help others recover from their alcoholism. AA was founded almost 80 years ago by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. Since then, Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people with drinking problems and other substance abuse issues recover, in part, by using their 12-step approach.

There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about Alcoholics Anonymous. It has been labeled a cult and worse – usually by people who did not like something about their practices. But Alcoholics Anonymous does not have any opinions about anything; it merely exists as a quiet movement of alcoholics trying to stay sober and help others to do the same. Although it does not promise it will work for everyone, its incredible track record of success with speaks for itself.

The only requirement for membership in AA is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership, and AA is not allied with any sect, religion, politics, organizations or institutions. Their only mission is to help members stay sober and help newcomers to achieve sobriety. 


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Alcoholism treatment should never be attempted in your home or without medical supervision at a professional licensed treatment facility.