What is AA?
AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help.AA & Alcoholism
If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point of where it worries you, you may be interested to know something about Alcoholics Anonymous and the AA programme of recovery from alcoholism.New to AA?
The relative success of the AA program seems to be due to the fact that an alcoholic who no longer drinks has an exceptional faculty for "reaching" and helping an uncontrolled drinker.Learn more about The 12 Steps
During its first decade, AA as a fellowship accumulated substantial experience which indicated that certain group attitudes and principles were particularly valuable in assuring survival of the informal structure of the Fellowship.Read our Traditions
"History", wrote Thomas Carlyle, "is the essence of innumerable biographies". Perhaps nothing better sums up AA history - millions of personal stories of recovery that come together as a priceless legacy in...More about our Archives including The Borthwick Archives Project
AA had its beginnings in 1935 at Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between Bill W., a New York stockbroker, and Dr. Bob S., an Akron surgeon. Both had been hopeless alcoholics.The birth of AA, its growth and the start of AA in Great Britain