Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women 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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
  • AA is not affiliated 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 achieve sobriety.

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