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Alcoholics Anonymous


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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering alcoholics with the primary purpose of maintaining their sobriety and helping other alcoholics to achieve sobriety by sharing their experience, strength and hope.  Its only membership criteria is a desire to stop drinking.  Formed in 1935, AA is the original source of the 12 Steps of Recovery and has served as a model for many other recovery programs.  It is not affiliated with any other group and does not espouse any causes.  There are no membership dues; AA is supported solely by the contributions of its members.


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Many faith-based recovery programs strongly recommend that their members also attend AA meetings.  Its 12 Steps of Recovery have helped countless substance abusers to achieve and maintain their sobriety.  This site provides information about AA, its meetings and its literature.  Its main text of recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly called the "Big Book," is available free online.  The entire site may be viewed in English, Spanish, or French.

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