South Carolina Alcoholics Anonymous

Is AA for Me?

For Is AA for me?

Alcoholics Anonymous is for anyone who is having problems with alcohol. It is common for people new to A.A. to question whether they are an alcoholic or not. At A.A. meetings one can learn what alcoholism is and can decide for oneself. Literature on alcoholism may be found (here). A.A. provides a solution to alcoholism which has helped many to stop drinking. People who think they might have a problem with drinking may attend "closed" meetings. Those who do not identify with problem drinking are welcome at "open" meetings.

Only you can decide whether you want to give Alcoholics Anonymous a try; whether you think it can help you. We who are in A.A. came because we finally gaveup trying to control our drinking. We still hated to admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members that we were sick. (We thought so for years!) We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism. We decided to try to face up to what alcohol had done to us.

Will I Find People Like Me A.A.?

Like other illnesses, alcoholism strikes all kinds of people. So the men and women in A.A. are of all races and nationalities, all religions and no religion at all. They are rich and poor and just average. They work at all occupations, as lawyers and housewives, teachers and truck drivers, waitresses and members of the clergy.

Do You Think You're Different?

We are all different. We are all pretty special people. But we are also all alcoholics and all sober in A.A. together. In this, we are more like each other than different. Here in A.A., we find the shared humanity that enables us to live out our widely different lives and pursue our separate and individual destinies. You are welcome to join us