AA Preamble


Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people* 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.


*The floor action to replace "men and women" with "people" was approved by the 71st General Service Conference (April 2021)


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