Public Information

What is AA?

Alcoholics Anonymous ® is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Recognizing that many professionals have not had the opportunity to find out how the A.A. program works, our Public Relations Committee and these pages are available to provide information about A.A. to members of the community whose profession may bring them in contact with anyone who may suffer from the disease of alcoholism. We hope to dispel the great many misconceptions about A.A. in the professional community.

There is no charge for any of these services; as part of our tradition of being self-supporting, A.A. does not accept outside contributions. A.A. members volunteer for these activities because service to others aids our recovery from alcoholism.

Members of our committee would be happy to:

  • Arrange for A.A. members to present an overview of A.A. to you or your staff
  • Mail or deliver pertinent literature

The message we carry is simply an extension of the 12 step approach, carry the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers, by informing the person in a position of trust of what A.A. is, what A.A. does and what A.A. does not do.

Frequently Requested

Visit an “Open” Meeting

These A.A. meetings are available to anyone interested in learning about our program of recovery. Non-alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.

Request a speaker

A.A. members are available to present an overview of the program at non A.A. events for professionals and members of the public.

Connect with Us

San Francisco
and Marin Intergroup

24 hour Helpline

(415) 674-1821



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