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1 Alcoholics Anonymous Exploring Recovery Event 21 st May 2012

2 Alcoholics Anonymous Is a fellowship of men and woman who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Is a fellowship of men and woman 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……

3 “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic” Commencing to drink after a period of sobriety, we are in a short time as bad as ever. “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic” Commencing to drink after a period of sobriety, we are in a short time as bad as ever. If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol. If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous Page 33

4 How It Works!  Not taking a drink one day at a time  12 Step Programme  Getting a Sponsor  Home Group  Regular Meetings  Contact with other members  Service  Living a spiritual way of life

5 Alcoholics Anonymous Anonymous but NOT INVISIBLE

6 Alcoholics Anonymous wants to work with you. AlcoholicsAnonymous Alcoholics Anonymous

7 AA In Devon  61 Meetings in the Devon Central Area  Morning, lunchtime and evening meetings  365 days a year – 7 days a week  Open and Closed meetings  24 hour Helpline Immediate response  Public Information and Health Liaison  Devon AA website – Contact numbers, List of meetings, Links to other AA sites

8 Alcoholics Anonymous  National helpline for Alcoholics Anonymous is  Manned by recovering alcoholics 24 hours  Details are passed to another AA member who contacts the caller to arrange a meeting at their home or any other suitable venue  If they are willing, the AA member arranges to take the caller to an AA meeting

9 AA has volunteer members who work as Service Officers. AA has volunteer members who work as Service Officers.  Health Liaison  Prisons  Probation, Courts & Social Services  The Armed Services  Employers  Public Information  School Talks

10 What does it cost? To you and the taxpayer Nothing ! “AA is fully self-supporting through our own contributions”

11 What does it cost?  Each group is self-supporting by members voluntary contributions.  Only Alcoholics may contribute  AA accepts no funds from any outside sources.  All surplus funds are used to carry the AA message to the active alcoholic and to inform the public about AA.

12 Alcoholics Anonymous  Questions?

13 Alcoholics Anonymous  National Helpline  Local Helpline Devon AA Website Devon AA Websitewww.devonaa.org.uk


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