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
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.
If you have a desire to stop drinking, please consider going 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 website
you will find links to A.A. pamphlets that explain our recovery program and give a
general idea of how A.A. works.
Best wishes, from all the A.A. groups in Orange County, NY