Last Updated on 15 August 2011

Questions and Answers About Alcoholics Anonymous

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.

This pamphlet is designed for those who are interested in A.A. for themselves, for a friend or relative, or simply because they wish to be better informed about this unusual Fellowship. Included on the following pages 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.

 


 

44 Questions

44 QUESTIONS
This is A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature.

The following excerpts are from the A.A. Pamphlet "44 Questions":

Questions and Answers About Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholism and Alcoholics

The Fellowship of A.A.

Group Meetings

The Recovery Program

Newcomer's Questions

A New Way of Life

Reprinted from the A.A. Pamphlet "44 Questions" with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

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