Learn about AA
There is no "test" that determines whether or not a person is an alcoholic. There are many symptoms that may indicate alcoholism.
Our widespread experience is that (usually
through a combination of circumstances) the drinker realizes
that they can no longer control their
drinking and wants to find out how to do something about it. At this point,
many decide to seek help.
If you are feeling this way, here are three ways to contact AA:
1. Call the local AA Phone Number at
This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be placed in contact with a recovering alcoholic who will be happy to listen to you, answer your questions and share their experience, strength and hope with you on how AA is helping them to stay away from the first drink.
2. Go to a Meeting.
To find a meeting near you click
Find a Meeting. The
only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.
There are no fees to pay, no "pledges" to take, no papers to
sign. If you'd like, you can just sit and listen. What you will
find in AA meetings are other people with drinking problems
who have found a way to stay sober, one day at a time.
3. Send us e-mail
Contact Us to send us
an e-mail message. Someone will definitely respond to your
e-mail, though response times will vary. For best results call
the number listed above.
Please note: If you are experiencing a
severe physical or psychological condition that requires medical
attention, please contact a physician or
medical institution immediately, or call 9-1-1.