Welcome to AA
The Preamble of Alcoholics Anonymous
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 recover from alcoholism. 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. -Reprinted with permission of the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.
Looking for an AA Meeting or AA Info
for anywhere in Georgia?
Go to: www.aageorgia.org
and click on "Find a Meeting"
AA Central Office
270 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1060
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Do you know someone who may have a drinking problem?
Information about A.A. for Professionals
A.A. Videos for Professionals
If you are a Professional,
A.A. members are available to cooperate with you.
Alcoholics Anonymous has many A.A. members and service committees who are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. has a long history of cooperating but not affiliating with outside organizations and being available to provide A.A. meetings or information about A.A. upon request.
Please send your request to; firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcoholics Anonymous®, A.A.®, and The Big Book® are registered trademarks of
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
The Grapevine® and AA Grapevine® are registered trademarks of The AA Grapevine, Inc.
Questions or comments?
This website, Alcoholics Anonymous of Gwinnett County, is a twelve step effort of District 16C & 16D. The purpose of the site is to furnish information only. We believe that there is no substitute for personal contact with other alcoholics and we strongly urge anyone with a drinking problem to attend a meeting of his or her choice.
Layout and design is the work of the Web Site and Public Information committee. Site content is voted upon by the PI/CPC committee.
According to Bill W.
"Public Information takes many forms - the simple sign outside a meeting place that says 'A.A. meeting tonight'; listing in local phone directories; distribution of A.A. literature; and radio and television shows using sophisticated media techniques. Whatever the form, it comes down to 'one drunk carrying the message to another drunk,' whether through personal contact or through the use of third parties and the media." - Bill W.
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Brief History of A.A.
In 1935, two men met for the first time in Akron, Ohio. Bill, a stock broker from New York, had been miraculously sober for six months after decades of destructive alcoholism. But on that day, he was dangerously close to throwing it all away. Dr. Bob, a surgeon, was still drinking, in spite of repeated trips for treatment and deteriorating health. These two hopeless alcoholics discovered that together, they could stay sober for the day. Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, were able to string their days of sobriety together for the rest of their lives, and became the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. They soon began to work with other alcoholics.