Are you ready to LET GO?
What is A.A.?
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 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.
How A.A. really works…
People have rarely failed while on the journey through Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.). Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves fully to this program – usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest or true to themselves. There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.
Our stories tell us what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like today.
If you have decided that you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it – then you are ready to join A.A. You will find that there is a solution to your problem and that A.A. does ultimately work.
You may think there is an easier way out there. But there is not. You must be fearless and thorough every step of the way. When we try to hold on to our old selves, we will never make any progress. We must let go completely.
We cannot deal with alcohol by ourselves. It is just too much for us. But there is someone who has all the power – that someone is God. May you find Him TODAY.
What is Al-Anon?
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
What is NA?
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues. The mission of NA is to give every addict in the world the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture and find the opportunity for a new way of life.
What is Nar-Anon?
The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction.
As a twelve-step program – we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength and hope.
We carry the message of hope by letting others know that they are not alone; by practicing the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon; and by changing your attitudes.
We will respect your anonymity.
Our program is not a religious one, but a spiritual way of life.
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