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Information on AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is a Twelve Step Fellowship dedicated to helping anyone suffering because of their drinking.  The Twelve Step programme is the suggested format for recovery from alcoholism and its effects.

AA’s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.

AA’s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself.  They outline the means by which AA maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it lives and grows.

There are approximately 850 AA Groups in Ireland with an estimated 12,000 AA members.  AA Meetings are held nationwide.

Literature on the AA programme is available from our General Service Office.