“If you want to keep drinking, that’s your business. But if you want to stop… A.A. can help.”
There are many different kinds of A.A. meetings. Some include a talk by a sober member, recounting his or her personal experiences about what life was like while drinking, what happened to get them to A.A., and what life is like in sobriety. We call this sharing our “Experience, Strength and Hope.” Other kinds of meetings include reading and/or discussion of the book Alcoholics Anonymous.
A.A. is not a religious organization, although some meetings happen to take place in churches. Some are in community centers, Alano clubs, hospitals, or even outdoors. With over 1,300 per week in Seattle metro, there are plenty to choose from. Try several kinds to see what what works for you.
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 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.
Reprinted with permission of The AA Grapevine, Inc.
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