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Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
or any service entity of A.A.W.S., Inc. The Circle/Triangle
logo is no longer in use by A.A.W.S., Inc.
to Grassroots AA . . . Alcoholics Anonymous . . . experience the history
. . . lest we forget!
you will experience much historical and related information on
the subject of Alcoholics Anonymous. Officially introduced to
the World Wide Web December 12th, 2000, Welcome to Grassroots
AA is now in its nineteenth year and is one of the largest sites
of its type in the World - a repository, archive, if you will,
of Alcoholics Anonymous History*
and related information.
There is still so much more work to be done on Welcome to Grassroots AA that I expect to be working on Welcome to Grassroots AA the rest of my life. As the site comes back online as it was intended to be, I will begin giving Welcome to Grassroots AA a complete overhaul, one page at a time. This could take a couple years to complete, but well worth it. The site also, as time passes, will have incorporated into the site a unique navigation method so you can get to the information your looking for much faster and in most cases, you will not need a Search Engine.
There are Thousands of pages of information here in various formats and the site will continue to grow. It is hoped that your visit here will continue to be helpful to you and more importantly, be helpful to the new member of the AA Fellowship and the new visitors to Welcome to Grassroots AA. So, please keep coming back as the site continues to transform. Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life from certain death! For that, I am truly grateful to the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous!
THE AA PREAMBLE
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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.
I Am Responsible
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When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
A Declaration of Unity
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This we owe to A.A.'s future: To place our common welfare first; To keep our fellowship united. For on A.A. unity depend our lives, And the lives of those to come.
Do we want more of what brought us to AA ...
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people—was not a basic solution of these bedevilment's more important ... ?
... or do we want what practicing the principles of AA promises?
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 history appears, pretty
much kept under lock and key at Alcoholics Anonymous World Services,
Inc. in New York, which many A.A. members will never have the
privilege of viewing, reading, studying from, or perhaps doing
research. Perhaps only a fraction of A.A. members will ever
take the journey to New York to view A.A. history that A.A.W.S.,
Inc. has in its possession.
All A.A. history and related
information on, "Welcome to Grassroots AA" will never
be taken out of context - rather posted exactly as it was intended
to be for the visitors to research, read, learn and study from
by the many thousands of visitors per month to Grassroots AA.
All information is provided for free - as it should be.
Yours in service,
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