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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. Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc.
Types of AA Meetings
Open meetings are for anyone, including students or family members of alcoholics, who wishes to attend. Closed meetings are only for those who have a desire to stop drinking. If you have a desire to quit drinking, any meeting is open to you.
If you would like to attend a meeting for academic, professional or personal reasons, make sure that you attend an “open” meeting. Look for the O (OD, OBB, etc.) on the meeting list, and avoid the “closed” meetings (CD, CBB, etc.)