New to AA
Thank you for your interest in Alcoholics Anonymous. On this page there are links to AA pamphlets that explain our recovery program and give a general idea of how AA works. You will see that 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 AA member, because it may make it easier to understand the nature of the illness, and to accept AA help.
What is AA
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 AA 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 time.
Where can I get more information?
We would encourage you to get in touch with the AA Central Office to get further information on Alcoholics Anonymous, speak to an AA member or find local AA meetings. There are several hundred AA meetings every week in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.