Information on Alcoholics Anonymous

If you’re new to AA, you may have a lot of questions about what AA is and how it works. Here are some of the most useful pamphlets that AA has created to help answer the most common questions out there.

And if you’re not new to AA, you might find some interesting reading material here that you haven’t seen before (or seen in a while) that is fresh off the presses from A.A. World Services at G.S.O. in the New York office.

Is A.A. For You?: Twelve Questions Only You Can Answer
(4 pages)
Symptoms of alcoholism are summed up in 12 questions most AAs had to answer to identify themselves as alcoholics.

A Newcomer Asks…
(5 pages)
Gives straightforward, brief answers on 15 points that once puzzled many of us.

Young People and A.A.
(45 pages)
Ten Young AA’s —16 to 27— tell how the program works for them.

Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?
(22 pages)
Explains the AA program as it affects anyone close to an alcoholic—spouse, family member, friend.

A.A. At A Glance
(2 pages)
A flyer condensing facts on the Fellowship.

This Is A.A. – An introduction to the A.A. Recovery Program
(19 pages)
Introductory pamphlet describing the kind of people AAs are and what AAs have learned about alcoholism. For anyone who thinks he or she may have a problem with alcohol.

Frequently Asked Questions About A.A. – (Formerly 44 Questions)
(37 pages)
Answers the questions most frequently asked about AA by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends

Information on Alcoholics Anonymous
(2 pages)
This information is both for people who may have a drinking problem and for those in contact with people who have, or are suspected of having, a problem. Most of the information is available in more detail in literature published by AA World Services, Inc. This sheet tells what to expect from Alcoholics Anonymous. It describes what, what AA does, and what AA does not do.

The A.A. Member – Medication and Other Drugs
(21 pages)
A discussion regarding medication and other drugs.

Questions and Answers on Sponsorship
(30 pages)
Uses shared AA experience to answer 34 questions likely to be asked by persons seeking sponsors, persons wanting to be sponsors, and groups planning sponsorship activity.

Understanding Anonymity
(19 pages)
Explains clearly what anonymity means both within and outside AA.

Membership Survey
(2 pages)
Sum­marizes the latest survey of membership in the U.S. and Canada: who AAs are  (age, sex, occupation) and how they got to AA

Traditions Checklist from the AA Grapevine
(6 pages)
Provides a list of practical questions about how the traditions can be practiced on a daily basis.

Safety and AA: Our Common Welfare
(4 pages)
A discussion on safety and how these principles are aligned with the traditions of AA.

The A.A. Group … where it all begins
(51 pages)
Informal guide tells how a group works most effectively, how a new group can be started, and how each group can be linked to AA as a whole.

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