How to Stop Drinking and Stay Sober
We in A.A. have learned a great deal about alcoholism — how to identify and arrest it, and how to live a life in recovery. But so far, no one has discovered a way to prevent it; it is still unknown just why some drinkers turn into alcoholics and others do not. Many doctors and scientists in the field have studied this question but have not been able to determine a definitive cause (or causes) of alcoholism.
For that reason, we in A.A. concentrate on helping those who are already alcoholics, those who may have a desire to stop drinking, so that they can begin to recover and to learn how to live a normal, happy life without alcohol.
From A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous
Who we are
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 selfsupporting 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.
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Discover Service Opportunities
There are numerous ways you can be of service to the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Harbor Area.
First and foremost is the Harbor Area Service Committee (Service Committee). Every group should be concerned with how the principles and traditions of the fellowship are adhered to in our area, as well as the way matters affecting A.A. are conducted nationally. Each group is autonomous, yet they are closely interrelated by cooperation for the good of all groups and for A.A. as a whole.
In the Harbor Area this is accomplished through the Service Committee. The Service Committee is comprised of delegates elected from their respective groups or meetings to serve for a period of time on the Committee. Each delegate has a vote in the affairs of the Committee and is eligible to serve in any additional capacity that they desire upon approval by the Committee.
Within the Service Committee there are a number offices and sub-committees designated to perform certain functions for the successful operation of Alcoholics Anonymous throughout the Harbor Area.
Elections for the offices and subcommittees are held every December at the Harbor Area Service Committee meeting.