Is AA Right for You?

Having a problem with Alcohol? Are you new to Alcoholics Anonymous?

Only you can decide if you have a problem with alcohol and need help.

Call the Chicago Area Service Office and a sober alcoholic will be on the other end of the line, happy to help. 312-346-1475

Frequently Asked Questions about Alcoholics Anonymous

Portions from the A.A. pamphlet titled “Frequently Asked Questions About A.A.”

Several million people have probably heard or read about Alcoholics Anonymous since its beginnings in 1935. Some are relatively familiar with the program of recovery from alcoholism that has helped more than 2,000,000 problem drinkers. Others have only a vague impression that A.A. is some sort of organization that somehow helps drunks stop drinking. Included in this section are answers to many of the specific questions that have been asked about A.A. in the past. They add up to the story of a loosely knit society of men and women who have one great interest in common: the desire to stay sober themselves and to help other alcoholics who seek help for their drinking problem.

The thousands of men and women who have come into A.A. in recent years are not altruistic do-gooders. Their eagerness and willingness to help other alcoholics may be termed enlightened self-interest. Members of A.A. appreciate that their own sobriety is largely dependent on continuing contact with alcoholics.