Phone Number - (705) 254-1312
Website – www.AA.org
[150 Church Street]
[Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3H5]
Who We Are
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
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A.A.’s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.
“The first step is admitting there’s a problem”
First Three Steps of the Twelve Step Program
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 and wellbeing
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
The ‘Anonymous’ in Alcoholics Anonymous
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of A.A. It disciplines the Fellowship to govern itself by principles rather than personalities. We are a society of peers. We strive to make known our program of recovery, not individuals who participate in the program. Anonymity in the public media is assurance to all A.A.s, especially to newcomers, that their A.A. membership will not be disclosed.
“One day at a time”
If I go to an A.A. meeting, does that commit me to anything?
No. A.A. does not keep membership files, or attendance records. You do not have to reveal anything about yourself. No one will bother you if you don’t want to come back.
It is estimated that there are approximately 115,000 groups and over 2,000,000 members in approximately 170 countries.