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
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.
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Reprinted with permission
930 Mid Morning Reflection
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Vision For you
Reprinted from page 164 of the Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous
Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We
realize we know only a little. God will
constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask
Him in your morning meditation what you can
do each day for the man who is still sick. The
answers will come, if your own house is in order.
But obviously you cannot transmit something
you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship
with Him is right, and great events will come to
pass for you and countless others. This is the
Great Fact for us.
Abandon yourself to God as you understand God.
Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows.
Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give
freely of what you find and join us. We shall be
with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you
will surely meet some of us as you trudge the
Road of Happy Destiny.
May God bless you and keep you — until then.
The AA Promises
1. If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed
before we are half way through.
2. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
3. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
4. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.
5. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience
can benefit others.
6. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
7. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
8. Self-seeking will slip away.
9. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
10. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
11. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
12. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us –
sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.
Alcoholics Anonymous p. 83-84
Reprinted from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with permission of A.A. World