If you feel you have a problem with alcohol, there is help and hope. The SIA Hotline is open 24x7 to connect you with Alcoholics Anonymous groups and members that are there to help.

It is vital during these unusual times of social distancing, that we stay connected as best we can with our program of recovery and our fellows.

The SIA Hotline is looking for volunteers to be Hotline Captains and Phone Volunteers to answer the phones!!

Go to the Group Signup page for more info!

The AA Preamble

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 AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.

There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions.

AA 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 to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Copyright © by The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.; reprinted with permission
  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Reprinted with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
(Short Form)
  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
  6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Copyright 1952, 1953, 1981 by A.A. Grapevine, Inc. and with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
(Short Form)
  1. Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.
  2. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole society in its world affairs.
  3. To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A.—the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives—with a traditional “Right of Decision.”
  4. At all responsible levels, we ought to maintain a traditional “Right of Participation,” allowing a voting representation in reasonable proportion to the responsibility that each must discharge.
  5. Throughout our structure, a traditional “Right of Appeal” ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.
  6. The Conference recognizes that the chief initiative and active responsibility in most world service matters should be exercised by the trustee members of the Conference acting as the General Service Board.
  7. The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.
  8. The trustees are the principal planners and administrators of over-all policy and finance. They have custodial oversight of the separately incorporated and constantly active services, exercising this through their ability to elect all the directors of these entities.
  9. Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.
  10. Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.
  11. The trustees should always have the best possible committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.
  12. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and whenever possible, substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government; that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.
Copyright © 1962 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved

 

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development,
we will be amazed before we are half way through.

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Self-seeking will slip away.

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.

We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not.

They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.

They will always materialize if we work for them.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Into Action, Page 83,
with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

Upcoming AA Meetings

Upcoming Meetings
Time Meeting Location Region
6:00 am SUNRISE SOBRIETY Online Meeting United Methodist Church BAY SHORE
6:15 am SUNRISE REFLECTIONS (PHONE) Discussion, Location Temporarily Closed, Online Meeting St. James Lutheran Church SAINT JAMES
6:45 am SUNRISE SOBRIETY (ONLINE) Discussion, Location Temporarily Closed, Online Meeting St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church CENTER MORICHES
7:00 am BRIDGE TO SOBRIETY Big Book, Discussion, Location Temporarily Closed, Online Meeting Christ Episcopal Church BABYLON
7:00 am KEEP IT SIMPLE (PHONE) Location Temporarily Closed, Online Meeting, Step Meeting St Mary's Episcopal Church SHELTER ISLAND
7:00 am EYE OPENER (ONLINE) Big Book, Location Temporarily Closed, Online Meeting St. Anthony of Padau Church Outreach School EAST NORTHPORT
7:30 am AM Newcomer, Online Meeting First Presbyterian Church AMAGANSETT
7:30 am WOMEN'S BACK TO BASICS Literature, Online Meeting ONLINE ONLY SUFFOLK

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Upcoming Events

Nov
3
Tue
6:30 pm OTHER 24 – Monthly Workshops on ... @ Mtg ID: 994 6385 6188 ¤ PWD: 061 035
OTHER 24 – Monthly Workshops on ... @ Mtg ID: 994 6385 6188 ¤ PWD: 061 035
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Nov
14
Sat
9:00 am Virtual Speaker Exchange @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Virtual Speaker Exchange @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Nov
24
Tue
8:00 pm SIA General Business Meeting @ ONLINE via ZOOM
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Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
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Dec
1
Tue
6:30 pm OTHER 24 – Monthly Workshops on ... @ Mtg ID: 994 6385 6188 ¤ PWD: 061 035
OTHER 24 – Monthly Workshops on ... @ Mtg ID: 994 6385 6188 ¤ PWD: 061 035
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Dec
12
Sat
9:00 am Virtual Speaker Exchange @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Virtual Speaker Exchange @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Dec
19
Sat
3:00 pm Big Meeting“ – Our Great Respons... @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Big Meeting“ – Our Great Respons... @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Dec
29
Tue
8:00 pm SIA General Business Meeting @ ONLINE via ZOOM
SIA General Business Meeting @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
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Jan
5
Tue
6:30 pm OTHER 24 – Monthly Workshops on ... @ Mtg ID: 994 6385 6188 ¤ PWD: 061 035
OTHER 24 – Monthly Workshops on ... @ Mtg ID: 994 6385 6188 ¤ PWD: 061 035
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Jan
9
Sat
9:00 am Virtual Speaker Exchange @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Virtual Speaker Exchange @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Jan
26
Tue
8:00 pm SIA General Business Meeting @ ONLINE via ZOOM
SIA General Business Meeting @ ONLINE via ZOOM
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
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Feb
2
Tue
6:30 pm OTHER 24 – Monthly Workshops on ... @ Mtg ID: 994 6385 6188 ¤ PWD: 061 035
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Feb
13
Sat
9:00 am Virtual Speaker Exchange @ ONLINE via ZOOM
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