Welcome to the
AA Beginners Group

My name is __________.
My last drink was on ____________.

Join me in a moment of silence for those who are struggling with the disease of alcoholism...

The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.


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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Please keep names and discussion confidential. Anything that the leader or any other member says is only their opinion. No one person can speak on behalf of the entire worldwide fellowship of 2 million people.

If you are still drinking and are planning to stop,
you may want to ask your doctor for help to detox!
Quitting drinking can cause your body to experience sever medical issues.
It is possible to have seizures and even worse, including death.
We are not doctors here. Search out the advice of your doctor first.

Let's go around the room
and introduce ourselves

Can you answer the following points...
  1. First name?

  2. How long have you been sober?

  3. Share a little about why you came AA

  4. What is your view on God or a Power greater than yourself?

We have a way that helped us to stop drinking and live happy, joyous and free from alcohol.

Do you want that?

To what lengths are you willing to go to get it?

Sponsorship Story

AA, Page xvii. It also indicated that strenuous work, one alcoholic with another, was vital to permanent recovery.

The Twelve Steps
Of Alcoholics Anonymous

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.