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Closed Sunday and Holidays
Phones are answered 24 hours a day.

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Rule 62 Summer Picnic

Saturday, July 2nd...

Get Ready for Food, Festivity, and Fun of all Shapes and Sizes!


Please contact the Harbor Area Central Office, at 562-989-7697 to learn how you and your group can help!

For more details, please check Rule 62 Event Page, or check Event Flyer.

The Origins of the Mother Group, this Month's Archives Selection

Hugh Van A., it seems, was the first Alcoholics Anonymous member in Long Beach. Hugh, who was from Michigan, realized he had a problem and went back to Michigan because he heard about A.A. To his surprise, they informed him of a group in Los Angeles. He came back to Long Beach and went to the Los Angeles meeting at the Hotel Cecil. This group published ads in the newspaper; it was from this that the first “12th Step Call” in Long Beach was made.

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Questions about Alcoholics Anonymous

"We do not like to pronounce any individual as an Alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself." - Alcoholics Anonymous, Ch 3

  • Is AA for You?  (available with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.)

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A Brief History of the Harbor Area Central Office

The Harbor Area Central Office was first formed in May of 1948 in the Long Beach home of Clarence and Flossie L. It was listed as Alcoholics Anonymous Harbor District. In 1950, Central Office had it first location on Molino Avenue. In 1952 there were 52 registered groups using the services of Central Office. Over the years that number has grown. By 1960 there were 62 groups registered and to date 756 meetings have registered with Central Office. On June 1, 1997 Central Office moved to its current location. On June 8th, 1997 there was a grand opening of the new office currently located at 3450 E. Spring Street. (Taken from “A Brief History of the Harbor Area Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous 1948-2008”.) Central Office has always had a list of volunteers to answer the phones for the Alcoholic that still suffers who may be looking for a meeting or in need of literature.

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About 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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA 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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A.A. Literature

Hospitals & Institutions

Before there was a "Big Book", Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, the "AA Grapevine" or General Service -- before there were meetings, clubs, conventions or any AA literature -- before there was an H&I committee, there was a visit to an Akron hospital where "one drunk talked to another."

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Harbor Light

Harbor Light is the monthly newsletter of the Harbor Area Service Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Harbor Area Central Office
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Long Beach


There are numerous ways you can be of service to the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Harbor Area.

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