Newcomer FAQ

Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous.  This page includes information intended to help newcomers and those interested in Alcoholics Anonymous.  The only requirement for membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is a desire to stop drinking.

What is Alcoholics Anonymous? (A.A. Preamble)

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 self supporting 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.

Information on Alcoholics Anonymous

Information Pamphlet from Alcoholics Anonymous (PDF file)

A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous

Information Pamphlet from Alcoholics Anonymous (PDF file)

This is Alcoholics Anonymous – An Introduction to the A.A. Recovery Program

Information Pamphlet from Alcoholics Anonymous (PDF file)

44 Questions – Questions and Answers about Alcoholics Anonymous

Information Pamphlet from Alcoholics Anonymous (PDF file)