the A.A. Preamble
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people 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.
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Why don’t we start with what it isn’t:
It isn’t always the “park bench bum”…
It isn’t always the person who has lost their job due to drinking…
It isn’t always the person who was arrested for DWI…
It isn’t based on age, sex identity, income, education, religion or career.
What it comes down to is how alcohol affects you, your relationships, and your reputation —
If you find yourself drunk after promising yourself or others you were only going to have couple…
If you find yourself not being able to keep commitments…
If you’re reluctant to attend an event because there’s no alcohol…
If you find you need to “pre-game” before an event…
If you don’t remember what you did while drinking…
If you encounter feelings of shame, guilt, and remorse after drinking —
Talk to us; we’ve been there, we understand, we want to help.
We’re here 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Did you answer “Yes” four or more times? If so, you are probably in trouble with alcohol. Why do we say this? Because thousands of people in A.A. have said so for many years. They found out the truth about themselves — the hard way.
But again, only you can decide whether you think A.A. is for you. Try to keep an open mind on the subject. If the answer is “Yes,” we will be glad to show you how we stopped drinking ourselves. Just call.
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PREÁMBULO DE A.A.
Alcohólicos Anónimos es una comunidad de personas que comparten su mutua experiencia, fortaleza y esperanza para resolver su problema común y ayudar a otros a recuperarse del alcoholismo.
El único requisito para ser miembro de A.A. es el deseo de dejar la bebida. Para ser miembro de A.A. no se pagan derechos de admisión ni cuotas; nos mantenemos con nuestras propias contribuciones. A.A. no está afiliada a ninguna secta, religión, partido político, organización o institución alguna; no desea intervenir en controversias; no respalda ni se opone a ninguna causa. Nuestro objetivo primordial es mantenernos sobrios y ayudar a otros alcoholicós a alcanzar el estado de sobriedad.