The book Alcoholics Anonymous, the basic text of A.A., says:

“We alcoholics are men and women who lost the ability to control our drinking. We know that no real alcoholic ever recovers control. All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals – usually brief – were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible de-moralisation.”

If the above describes you, you think you have a problem with alcohol, or you know someone who does, here you will find: a phone number to call and talk to someone who understands, the address of an A.A. meeting near you, details on how to order a book or pamphlet about A.A. and alcoholism, stories of alcoholics who have come to A.A. and much more…


Further Reading

This is A.A. An introduction to the A.A. Recovery Programme Frequently Asked Questions About A.A.


AA members tell their stories


Sober at 17, a member shares her story of finding hope in Alcoholics Anonymous (click on the thumbnail to play the video).

Members of Alcoholics Anonymous carried the message to him in prison, now he lives with freedom (click on the thumbnail to play the video).

Sober since 1971, Liz recounts her story and conveys why she has stayed in AA for more than 50 years.

A member tells his story of trying to get sober, going to rehab, and the realisation he lacked the power to stay sober on his own.

A member recalls his journey of coming to AA and the powerful example of one alcoholic helping another to stay sober and find a power greater than himself.