Alcoholics Anonymous is an international organization of people who support each other to stop drinking alcohol. It is not therapy, but rather is a peer-led, nonprofessional group of individuals. Membership is open to anyone who wants to stop drinking and it is not classified as drug and alochol therapy. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is from a book that first appeared in 1939 to help people recover from alcohol. The book (also called “the Big Book”) is in it’s Fourth Edition and contains the stories of the co-founders, as well as many members of diverse backgrounds who have found recovery in the Fellowship.
A.A.’s describes its Twelve Steps as a group of principles that are spiritual in nature and it claims if the principles are practiced “as a way of life” they can “expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.”
AA’s Western Washington area 72 is currently divided into forty-one districts. A district is a geographical unit containing groups. Each group has a group service representative (G.S.R.) and each district is lead by a district committee member (D.C.M.).
Visit AA.org for more information on other areas, districts.Languages:
- Drug Addiction
- Substance Abuse
- Peer Support (in-person)
- Peer Support (by phone)
- Peer Support (online)