What AA Does ?

1. A.A members share their experiences with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem; they give person-to-person service or “sponsorship” to the alcoholic coming to A.A. from any source.

2. The A.A. program, set forth in our Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to develop a satisfying life without alcohol.

3. This program is discussed at A.A. group meetings.

- a. Open Speaker meetings- open to alcoholics and non-alcoholics. (attendance at an open meeting is the best way to learn what A.A. is. what it does, and what it does not do.) At speaker meetings, A.A. members “tell their stories”. They describe their experiences with alcohol, how they came to A.A., and how their lives have changed as the result of A.A.

- b. Open discussions meetings-one member speaks briefly about his or her drinking experience, and then leads a discussion on any subject or drinking related problem anyone brings up. (Closed meetings are for A.A.’s or anyone who may have a drinking problem.

- c. Closed discussions meetings-conducted just as an open discussions are, but for alcoholics or perspective A.A.’s only.

- d. Step meetings (usually closed)-discussions or study of one of the Twelve Steps, using our basic text Alcoholics Anonymous.

- e. Study of the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous.

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