"I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that: I am responsible."
The Responsibility Declaration
— Copyright 1952, 1953, 1981 by A.A. Grapevine, Inc. and Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing (now known as Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)
In sticking with the traditions laid out to us by our founders, we are a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is a desire to stop drinking. We require no dues or fees for membership and we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. Our primary purpose in Alcoholics Anonymous is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
For a brief history of the beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous, click here!