Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with each other, so 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; the Organization is self-supporting through member contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not want to engage in any controversy, and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. The primary purpose of members is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. AA was founded in 1935 and currently has over 2 million members.
AA publishes a large number of pamphlets for alcoholics. Additional materials are designed to inform professionals about the AA fellowship. AA also publishes books, booklets, and directories. A list of publications and applicable prices can be obtained by writing to the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous at this address. Serial publication: About AA (newsletter), two to three times a year--for professionals working with alcoholics.
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