PI Stuff

LETTER TO THE MEDIA This letter was written in March 2009 by the World Service of Alcoholics Anonymous addressed to the media and thanking them for there support since 1935. Click here WORKING WITH THE PROFESSIONAL If you are a professional AA wants to work with you. We are seeking to strengthen and expand our communication… Continue reading PI Stuff


The 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 fromalcoholism.The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we… Continue reading Preamble

Serenity Prayer

THE ORIGIN OF OUR SERENITY PRAYER As published in BOX-459, August/September, 1992 With Additional Information For many years, long after the Serenity Prayer became attached to the very fabric of the Fellowship’s life and thought, its exact origin, its actual author, have played a tantalizing game of hide and seek with researchers, both in and… Continue reading Serenity Prayer

Meeting Types

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPEN AND CLOSED A.A. MEETINGS The purpose of all A.A. group meetings, as the Preamble states, is for A.A. members to “share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.” Toward this end, A.A. groups have both open… Continue reading Meeting Types

AA History in Ireland

Ireland — the first European nation to accept the Message of Alcoholics Anonymous Sackville O’C. Millens and Conor Flynn., the founder of Irish AA In 1943, after immigrating to the U.S., Conor F., from Roscommon in the west of Ireland, and a tavern owner, joined A.A. in Philadelphia. This same year saw AA spread to Australia… Continue reading AA History in Ireland

AA History Galway

This is a work in progress and I hope all interested parties get in touch to contribute or contradict the historical data here. This is a vital part of AA in Galway and there is very little data available that can be corroborated by living members. We are informed that AA started in Galway in the year… Continue reading AA History Galway

Group Information Changes

Circumstances change all the time, AA is an organic, active and evolving fellowship. Things change and we need to tell everyone else about these changes, such as: The times of a meeting The Address of the meeting Contact details for 12 step service If your group has such a change, please let us know, so… Continue reading Group Information Changes

12 Promises

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through . . . Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fullfilled among us – sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

Twelve Traditions

Tradition One: “Our common welfare should come first: personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.”Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.’s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as… Continue reading Twelve Traditions

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