What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, was started in 1935 by a New York stockbroker and an Ohio surgeon, in an effort to help others who suffered from the disease of alcoholism.  AA grew with the formation of autonomous groups, first in the United States and then around the world.  It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 groups and over 2 million members in 150 countries.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other in order to solve their common problem and to 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 main purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

 

In the Detroit area, Alcoholics Anonymous can be reached by calling 313-921-1967 or the 24-hour hot line at 313-831-5550.  You can also visit AA on the web at www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.

 

Phone code: 1791