Alcoholics Anonymous is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. We have no dues or fees for membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
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If you think you have a problem with alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous has a solution. We have found that people with serious drinking problems almost never recover on their own resources. Alcoholism is a progressive disease. Despite a sincere desire to stop, despite urging from loved ones, despite trouble with the law, alcoholics simply cannot keep from drinking on their own. Some members have found that although they can stop drinking for a period of time, given a certain set of circumstances, an alcoholic will return to drinking unless they have a change of attitude and outlook. This change of outlook can be accomplished by working the 12 Steps.
The Alcoholics Anonymous program has been helping alcoholics recover since 1935 and there are now millions of recovered alcoholics all over the world. People who come to Alcoholics Anonymous are often relieved to find out there are no lectures to endure, no people to please, and no fees to pay. Instead, the members of Alcoholics Anonymous wish to help the problem drinker, and freely give what they themselves found; a solution to their drinking problem.
If you would like to learn more about alcoholism or Alcoholics Anonymous check out the following links:
- General Service Office (GSO)
- Read the “Big Book” also known as the book “Alcoholics Anonymous” here
- Area 46 (New Mexico) AA
- Call us: (575) 527-1803 We are always willing to help you not drink today. 24/7.