Alcoholics Anonymous 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 from alcoholism. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues
or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own
contributions. AA 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 A.A. Grapevine, Inc.
Are You New or Curious?
If you are new to AA, or just curious, our
AA page provides an overview of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you are
concerned about your drinking, we sincerely hope that you will get in touch
with our local Central Office at either 805-925-3782 or toll free at
888-762-3718, or visit our
AA Meeting page to
find a meeting in your area. You may also view our basic text,
in northern Santa Barbara County
Members of A.A. volunteer in a variety of ways
to bring hope to those who share our disease. These efforts are coordinated
by service committees of A.A. volunteers, on local, regional, and national
52 Info page helps keep AA members informed about local service