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Welcome

If you think you have a problem with drinking, we're here to help.

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. After reading this brief outline you may decide that AA has nothing to offer you. Should this be the case, we suggest only that you keep an open mind on the subject. Consider your drinking carefully in the light of what you learn from this website.

If you have already decided you want help please see Get Help Now section on the sidebar. Remember there are no dues or fees for AA.

If Chat Now* operators are unavailable please e-mail us at help@aamail.org

* Any reply may include the opinions and experience of the individual responder, which may cover matters on which Alcoholics Anonymous itself has no collective view. 

Get help now

People come to AA through many different means... choose the path that best suits you. If you prefer e-mail as a means of contact then feel free to email us at help@aamail.org. We have a team of volunteers who have experienced the problems that losing control of your drinking can bring. They are only too pleased to be willing to help.

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Who we are

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.

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Is AA for you?

Only you can decide whether you want to give AA a try or if you think it can help you. Determine for yourself whether or not alcohol has truly become a problem for you. And remember that you will always be most welcome to join the thousands of men and women in AA who have put their drinking problems behind them and now lead "normal" lives of constructive, day by day sobriety.

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About Alcoholism

The first thing we have learned about alcoholism is that it is one of the oldest problems in Man's history. Only recently have we begun to benefit from new approaches to the problem.

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A Message for Young People

Alcoholism is a rough word to deal with, yet nobody is too young (or too old) to have trouble with booze. That's because alcoholism is an illness. It can hit anyone; young, old, rich, poor. black, white and it doesn't matter how long you've been drinking or what you've been drinking.

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Alcohol and Me: A Message to Young People Video

To help you decide whether you might have a problem with your own drinking, we've prepared this video below asking some questions. The answers are nobody's business but your own.

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About AA Meetings

Do you want help with a drinking problem? There are two types of AA Meetings, Open Meetings and Closed Meetings.

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Members' Stories

These are the stories of how a few of our members came to find a solution to their drinking problems in Alcoholics Anonymous. In time this area will grow.

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Starter Pack

If you call AA and ask someone to come and see you to tell you more about alcoholism, or perhaps when you attend your first meeting, you may be given a 'Starter Pack' to help understand more about alcoholism and the fellowship of AA.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This section will address the questions we get asked the most. If you do not find what you are looking for here, please contact us for help.

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The Big Question

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. After reading this brief outline you may decide that AA has nothing to offer you.

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The Big Book

The Big Book is the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous and contains lots of personal journeys and insights, as well as practical information on The 12 Steps.

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