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Who Are We?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a 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. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

For more information, visit the AA website at

Is AA for you?

Only you can decide whether you want to give A.A. a try—whether you think it can help you.

Those of us 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 were sick. (We thought so for years!) We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt, loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism.

We decided to try and face up to what alcohol had done to us. Here are some of the questions we tried to answer honestly. If we answered YES to four or more questions, we were in deep trouble Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?


Click here to take a look at twelve questions only you can answer, and see what you can do about it.



Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober.



Only you can decide whether you are an alcoholic or not. Going to A.A. meetings, listening to A.A. members' stories and talking with another alcoholic will help you to decide.



A.A. does not charge any dues or fees for membership. We support ourselves through member contributions. You can try out A.A. and see if it's a good fit for you.




  • Join us for a meeting - the list can be found on the Meetings tab on this page

  • Call us at 760-375-5445 - we have members who would be happy to talk to you.

  • Read more information by following the links below:


Is A.A. For You?

A.A. At A Glance

A Newcomer Asks

44 Questions

A Message To Teenagers

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