The following official AA information is Conference-approved literature

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Is AA for you?

“We who are in AA came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking…We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and hopelessness that we did.”

Here are 12 questions only you can honestly answer. Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that you have a problem.
Copyright © 1973 & 2008 by AA World Services, Inc.


Answers the questions most frequently asked about AA by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends.
Copyright © 1952 by AA World Services, Inc.

Information on Alcoholics Anonymous

For anyone new coming to AA, for anyone referring people to AA.
This sheet tells what to expect from Alcoholics Anonymous. It describes what AA is, what AA does, and what AA does not do.
AA General Service Conference-approved literature (rev. per 53rd Conference)

How it works

The following passage is from the book Alcoholics Anonymous (aka the Big Book). It is a great summary of the first 57 pages of our Basic Text, and is often read at AA meetings.
Chapter 5, How it Works pp. 58-60
Copyright © 1939, 1955, 1976 & 2001 by AA World Services, Inc.

12 Steps

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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12 Traditions

The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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