Alcoholics Anonymous is a program of a new way of life without alcohol, a program that is working successfully for millions of men and women throughout the world, and in all walks of life. The experience of A.A. members is that alcoholism is a progressive illness that cannot be cured, but which, like some other illnesses, can be arrested—by staying away from the first drink, one day at a time.
The first and most important step in our program is admission by the alcoholic that he or she is powerless over alcohol, and that life has become unmanageable. It is often helpful for the alcoholic to talk with an A.A. member, because it may make it easier to understand the nature of the illness, and to accept A.A. help.
We would encourage you to go to the nearest A.A.meeting to get further information on Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. members, as volunteers, are happy to offer help by sharing their experience, strength and hope in staying sober. One of the ways members stay sober is by helping other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Thank you for your interest in Alcoholics Anonymous. Throughout this websit you will find links to A.A. pamphlets and audio/video public service announcements that explain our recovery program and give a general idea of how A.A. works.
Best wishes, from all the A.A. groups in Rockland County, NY