If you think you may be a problem drinker, Alcoholics Anonymous can help.
We’ve been there and know what it’s like.
At Group meetings We share our experiences, our new found strengths and our hopes for a happy and sober future – one day at a time:
Call the Bristol Helpline: 0117 926 5520 (24hr) or
National Helpline: 0800 917 7650 (24hr) toll free
Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or leave a message: (bottom left of the screen)
The person answering the phone, replying to your email or messaging, will be a recovering Alcoholic, who’s there to listen to you.
If you wish we can arrange for another Member of AA to contact you and talk in more detail about your drinking and the problems it has caused.
We can arrange to visit you at your home, if you wish, or somewhere else you feel more comfortable with, and offer to take you to one of our Meetings.
The sole purpose of our Fellowship is to stay sober ourselves and help other Alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
The Road To Recovery
Becoming an AA Member
You are a Member of AA just as soon as You say so.
One Day at a Time – Go to Meetings and Listen.
Look for the similarities, not the differences.
Join a Group that you enjoy.
Collect as many Members Phone Numbers as you can.
Get Yourself a Sponsor:
(ask someone with sobriety to take you through the 12 step program)
Work the 12 Step Program of Recovery with your sponsor.
Put as much Enthusiasm into your Recovery as you put into your Drinking.
Stay Away From That First Drink.
Keep coming back to Meetings, or as one old timer once shared:
“You should try to attend at least four meetings a week, in the first year of Sobriety, to allow the principals and the foundation, of a new outlook on life, to take shape and flourish.
If you take the suggested actions the promised attitudes will materialise for you.
It cannot fail, those amongst us who do not recovery are those who are unable to be honest with themselves, not others, themselves.
This shuts the door on any spiritual awakening and keeps the alcoholic sick, for just as long as, he or she, fails to give themselves to this simple program…
If You’re Struggling – Call Someone in AA – Preferably Your Sponsor.
Remember – Pick up the Phone, Not the Drink!
It Works – if You Work it.
So Work it – Your Worth it!
AA In Prison
Sign Language Share About Alcoholism
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The AA Program of Recovery
The Alcoholic, who is in Recovery, carries the message of their own problem drinking to the still suffering Alcoholic.
Describing the sobriety, they have found in AA, thus attracting the newcomer to join in with the Fellowship of AA.
Then, with the help of a sponsor, we work the program of recovery, a day at a time.
Step One: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step Two: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step Five: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step Six: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step Seven: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step Eight: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step Nine: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step Ten: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step Twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Audio of the Twelve Steps & Traditions:
Courtesy of www.aa.org