District 9 AA, Walla Walla, WA

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WHAT IS A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, non-denominational, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

WHAT DOES A.A. DO?

1. A.A. members share their experience, strength and hope with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem; they give person-to-person service or "sponsorship" to the alcoholic coming to A.A. from any source.

2. The A.A. program, set forth in our Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to develop a satisfying life without alcohol.

3. This twelve-step program is discussed at A.A. group meetings. At speaker meetings, A.A. members "tell their stories."
They describe their experiences with alcohol, how they came to A.A., and how their lives have changed as a result of A.A.
a. Open speaker meetings-open to alcoholics and non-alcoholics. (Attendance at an open A.A. meeting is the best way to learn what A.A. is, what it does, and what it does not do.)
b. Open meetings-one member speaks briefly about his or her drinking experience, and then leads a discussion on A.A. recovery or any drinking-related problem anyone brings up.
c. Closed meetings-conducted just as open discussions are, but for alcoholics or prospective A.A.s only.(Closed meetings are for A.A.s or anyone who may have a drinking problem.)
d. Step meetings (usually closed) are discussion of one of the Twelve Steps.
e. A.A. members may also take meetings into correctional and treatment facilities.

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