Certain events have occurred in my life that seemed at
the time to be coincidences, but I think were actually
miracles. Take what happened on my first day of sobriety,
I woke up that morning with a massive hangover,
not knowing how I got home. My wife said she had
heard a noise on the porch the night before, and when
she opened the door to see what it was, I fell into the
house. This sort of thing was happening all the time. My
behavior was causing my wife to fear for my life.
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.
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."