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York, YO1 6JT
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Online 'Chat Now' & Messaging Service
AA GB now has an online chat and messaging service through this website, aimed at those seeking help with their drinking problem or making an enquiry. You can help by being a respondent. Due to its flexibility, this service is ideal for those wishing to do service remotely or from home and who have specific times that they are available.
You can find out more about how to get involved and help on +44 (0)190 464 4026 or by emailing the General Service Office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also a Chat Now Guidelines PDF online, for extra information.
If you would like to refer someone in need of help to the online chat and messaging service, share this page with them. Please note that if there is no one available for a chat, a message will be generated to the team and an aa respondent will get back to the enquirer as soon as possible. This is why your help is very important!
Remember... Service keeps your sober, so please give back to AA as much as you think AA has given to you!
Last updated: November 2019
Growing into Service
(from the pamphlet 'Growing into Service')
Alcoholics Anonymous is more than a set of principles; it is a Fellowship of alcoholics in action. Service is at the centre of every AA concept and activity. It is as fundamental to AA as abstinence is to sobriety. Without this giving of oneself to another, there would be no Fellowship. This desire to serve improves recovery.
As newcomers, we see people giving time, energy and love in the service of the Fellowship, and it is suggested that we too should become involved. Those of us who have done this will tell you of the enormous benefits we have received by willingly stepping into service. A great paradox of AA is that rewards come when we begin to forget ourselves.
What are these rewards?
Simple service tasks have helped to develop confidence, a belief in one's own value and opinions, self-respect and self-worth. We have all found that participating in service activities has helped our recovery. Everyone in AA has some contribution to make. There are so many ways of practising our Twelfth Step. Some are talented in hospital or prison work, others can write to loners or answer telephones and some have abilities which lie in committee activities or sponsorship. But service is not just for a small number of experienced people. Each one of us has been surprised at the abilities which have emerged with a willingness to grow in service.