Only you can decide whether you want to give A.A. a try or whether you think it can help you
We who are in A.A. came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. We still hated to admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members that we were sick. (We thought so for years!) We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism.
We decided to try and face up to what alcohol had done to us. Here are some of the questions we tried to answer honestly (download – Is AA for You?). If we answered YES to four or more questions, we were in deep trouble with our drinking. See how you do. Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that you have a problem.
Below are some additional AA resources for the newcomer
- This is AA
- A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous
- A.A. At A Glance
- Information on Alcoholics Anonymous
- A Newcomer Asks
- Is A.A. For You?
- Questions & Answers on Sponsorship
- 44 Questions
- A Message To Teenagers
- Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?
- Understanding Anonymity
- What Happened to Joe…
- It Happened to Alice
Reprinted with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.