Info About A.A.

Alcoholics Anonymous has grown to a global movement where one member of A.A. helps another person achieve sobriety. The 12 Step Program of recovery began over 85 years ago, with the two men, Bill and Bob finding other men to help get sober.

What is A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. 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.

Alcoholism is a family disease

Al-Anon and Alanteen is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. If you are a family member of an alcoholic, Al-Anon is a source for help.

No Fees

Attendance at any A.A. meeting is completely free. Typically a basket is passed during a meeting for donations (to cover coffee or rent) but no one is obligated to make a contribution. There are no membership requirements to attend an A.A. meetings.

Choosing a Meeting

A.A. has "OPEN" meetings....they are open to anyone interested in learning more about our program of recovery. If you are a student or a professional looking to learn more about A.A., this meeting is for you.

A.A. also has "CLOSED" meetings, which are formatted to specifically focus on helping anyone who has a desire to stop drinking.

Anonymity is an important part of our meetings; our meetings are confidential.


Types of Meeting Formats

Sponsorship in Recovery

 A Sponsor is another A.A. member who has been through The Steps, and can share with you their experience and recovery.

By going through the steps, you discover more about yourself and how to lead a life of purpose.  

Each meeting can provide a list of members willing to be a temporary Sponsor.

Click here to read more about AA Sponsorship.

Attend a Meeting

Browse a list of meetings in our area.

World Wide Meetings Online

Meetings you can attend virtually.


Each meeting format will vary on the material they read. Click below to view some of the most common readings you will hear:

The Preamble of AA

How it Works

The 12 Steps & 12 Traditions

More About Alcoholism (from pg 30 of the Big Book)

A Vision for You: (from pg 164 of the Big Book)

The Promises (pgs 83-84)