National AA Helpline 1300 22 22 22
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 A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
A.A. 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.
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Is alcohol costing you more than money?
Do you sometimes wish that you could spend one day, the weekend or a special event sober? Are you concerned about your drinking?
We Can Help!
Call anytime: 1300 22 22 22
Are you a newcomer to AA?You might like to check out our Newcomer's Page. Otherwise, if you wish to know anything about us or about Alcoholics Anonymous in general, you can e-mail us with your inquiry, or you can telephone and speak to one of our members on (02) 6287 3020 anytime.
The AA Canberra Office is staffed between 10am and 3pm weekdays and the phone is diverted to members before and after hours and on weekends and public holidays. However, if the phone is unattended, leave a message with your contact details so we can get back to you.
Visit our Contacts page for other contact emails.
Are you troubled by someone else's drinking?
Alcoholics Anonymous is an organisation set up to directly help alcoholics.
As an organisation, we are not equipped to give advice to the family and friends of alcoholics
looking for help themselves. If you are a family member or friend of someone with a drinking problem,
you may find help from Al-Anon Family Groups.
Al-Anon is a separate organisation, not affiliated with AA, that is specifically set up for your needs.
Announcing the Anniversary Edition of the Big Book
A.A. World Services, Inc. announces the publication of the only A.A.W.S.-authorized reproduction of the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This new edition will be a faithful replica of the original, with the famous “circus cover” dust jacket and bulky paper (which is why it was initially called the Big Book), and is published in the original English-language text only.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the historic publication of Alcoholics Anonymous in April 1939, the 2013 General Service Conference approved the creation of this facsimile edition of the first printing of the first edition.
Pre-orders: Starting November 15, 2013 you may preorder copies. Pre-ordered books will be shipped directly to the purchaser and gift orders to the address provided, in April 2014. (Preorder period ends on February 28, 2014.) Click here to download/print the order form
Check out the new interactive maps on our Meetings List page
Check out our Resources Page
Area B Group RegistryWe are trying to re-establish a Group Registry for the Area.
We have lost our previous database and we need Groups to register/re-register by providing details of their meetings and contact details. All contact details will be held in strictest confidence by the Area B Registrar.
Click here to register your group.
ALL THE NEWS and the Area B-Line
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HEALTH PROFESSIONALSThe General Service Office latest Newsletter for Professionals is available (September 2013). You can get a pdf version here. The newsletter for professionals is a twice yearly publication and you can sign up here to get a copy by e-mail.
Health professionals and organisations can get the latest meetings list updates delivered by e-mail. Send us an e-mail and we will send you an invitation to join our Meetings List Google Group.
You might also like to consider the General Service Office (G.S.O.) of Alcoholics Anonymous web page for professionals
Read an addiction counsellor's impression of Alcoholics Anonymous
Carrying the Message Inside the WallsWe can go to a meeting at anytime, but the men and women in prison have only one meeting a week and that's the one we provide.
Are you willing to help?
Download the flyer and/or contact Greg D or Pat L
Does Your Group Have a CSR and a GSR?We are asking Groups to nominate a person
** Download the one page summary of the CSO Guidelines **
The CSO Committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month 7pm, at the CSO in Holder. (See map on our Contacts page)
** Download the GSR pamphlet **
Area B Assemblies are held twice a year. Contact the Area B Secretary for information about Area B Assemblies.
If you have any suggestions for what we might include on the website, please e-mail us with your ideas.