Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people 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 A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied 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 to achieve sobriety.
Am I An Alcoholic?
Only you can decide whether you want to give A.A. a try – whether you think it can help you. If you think you have a problem with alcohol we encourage you to address the problem sooner than later. There are a million ways to get sober and each person is different. Not everyone needs AA in order to stop drinking. We encourage everyone to try everything under the sun to assist with their drinking problem until you find what works. AA is often the last house on the block. We are here when everything else has failed and AA is guaranteed to work, if you work the 12 Steps of alcoholics anonymous with a sponsor.
AA is filled with people from every profession, background, sexual orientation and race. Our desire to stop drinking and stay stopped is a common denominator more bonding than our differences. The easiest way to learn about AA is to attend some meetings. Listen to the people and remember for that hour that you are among a group of sober alcoholics whose natural state is intoxication. If they can do it, you can do it. Universally, you will always feel better after a meeting than before you went in.
If you are not sure you are an alcoholic that is understood. No one will try and convince you otherwise.
As alcoholics we decided to face up to what alcohol had done to us. Here are some of the questions we tried to answer honestly. If we answered YES to four or more questions, we were in deep trouble with our drinking. See how you do. Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that you have a problem.
Click here to answer the questions.