Getting Started With A.A.

If you think you have a problem with alcohol or may be an alcoholic according to the American Medical Association “…treatment primarily involves not taking a drink…”
In order to stop drinking and stay stopped, We recommend you attend our meetings.

There are meetings for you and for every alcoholic, who wants help.
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There are over 1700 meetings listed in the five county area of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. There are probably plenty of meetings close to your home so find a group that you can relate to and join us anytime. Try and take in as many meetings as you can and don’t drink in between.

What To Expect From Your First AA Meeting

They will probably ask if there is anyone new to A.A. Feel free to introduce yourself by first name only. We do not report attendance to any outside agencies who you see and what you hear at meetings stays at meetings. Only you can decide whether you want to give Alcoholics Anonymous a try—whether you think it can help you. We who are in A.A. came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. We still hated to admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members that we were sick. (We thought so for years!) We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism. We decided to try to face up to what alcohol had done to us.

Having a Home Group

Although you will want to attend other meetings, you will want to have a “Home Group”. At our home group we find the individual support and encouragement we need to meet life’s daily challenges. Other meetings provide the variety of people and ideas we need in our recovery. Just as we are a member of A.A. by saying so, we join a home group by declaring ourselves a member. It is at the home group that we do our early service to A.A. and start giving back what we have been so freely given.

Getting a Sponsor

A sponsor is a member who has made progress in the recovery program and sober living. One-on-one sharing of our experience, strength and hope with our sponsor and others is a cornerstone of A.A. recovery. Though other people can’t solve your problems for you , they can help you deal with them by using the principles of the A.A. program.

Living One Day at a Time

We may stay sober one day at a time, or if necessary one hour at a time. We do our jobs, solve our problems and clean up our past, just one item at a time.

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