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, organisation 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.
A.A. Kupu whakataki
He hoanga tāngata tauawhi a Alcoholics Anonymous, ahakoa tāne mai, wāhine mai. Mā te kōrero ā tēnā, ā tēna i ō rātou wheako, ō rātou kahanga me ō rātou tūmanako e tau ai tō rātou raruraru noa me te āwhina i ētahi atu ki te whakamātūtū i te wara waipiro.
Kotahi anake te herenga e uru mai ai te mema hou, arā, ko te hiahia nui ki te aukati i te inu waipiro.
He kore utu, he kore nama rānei mō te mematanga AA; he rōpū motuhake mātou, mā ā mātou takohanga anō mātou e tautoko.
Kāore a AA i te piritahi ki tētahi rōpū wehe, tētahi hāhi, tētahi rōpū tōrangapū, tētahi whakahaere rānei; kāore rānei a AA i te hiahia uru atu ki ngā tautohetohe; kāore hoki e whakaae, e whakahē rānei i kaupapa kē atu.
Ko tō mātou aronga matua he noho taumauri, he āwhina hoki i te hunga wara waipiro ki te noho taumauri tonu.
If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point where it worries you a bit, you may be interested in the A.A. programme of recovery from alcoholism.
This area of our website is intended for AA members, particularly those involved or interested in service work.
A.A. members and service committees are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholics Anonymous.
Māu anō e whakatau mēnā ka whakamātau koe i a AA – mēnā rā hoki ka whaihua ki a koe.
Find all the information you need about the New Zealand National Convention held in January each year.
Only people can decide for themselves that they are alcoholic but there are clear signs that can indicate someone has a drinking problem that is more than just heavy drinking.