Newcomer Resources

Information for Newcomers
Only you can decide whether you want to give A.A. a try – whether you think it can help.
We who are in A.A. came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. We still hated to     
admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members that we had an         illness. (Some of us thought so for years!) We found that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism.
From Pamphlet “Is A.A. For You” Reprinted with Permission from A.A.W.S.

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“Many of us were sent to our first A.A. meetings by judges, employers, counselors, or some other authority, as a result of being arrested for drunken driving, family disputes, or some other problem involving alcohol. If you’ve come to A.A. at the direction (or suggestion) of someone else, you probably have some questions.”   From Pamphlet “So You’ve Been Sent to Alcoholics Anonymous” “So You’ve Been Sent To Alcoholics Anonymous” Brochure
20 Questions – Are You An Alcoholic Is AA For Me
A Newcomer Asks  Is AA For You
This is A.A.  Problems Other Than Alcohol
A Brief Guide To A.A. AA For Alcoholics With Mental Health Issues
How It Works  Women in AA
Questions and Answers on Sponsorship Young People in AA
Information on Alcoholics Anonymous The God Word
Frequently Asked Questions About AA Do You Think You’re Different
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Twelve Steps-and-Twelve-Traditions Book