What Is A.A.?
If you think you have a problem with drinking, we’re here to help.
  • If you are having trouble with your drinking, you may be interested to know something about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and the AA programme of recovery.
  • AA has over 2 million members worldwide who have stopped drinking and found a new freedom and a new happiness, living a life based on spiritual values such as honesty, tolerance, patience, good health and helping others.
  • There are no dues or fees for membership, we are self supporting through our own voluntary contributions
AA – The Only Requirement For Membership Is A Desire To Stop Drinking.

Get Help Right Now

  • Call our local helpline on 01452 418515, our team of volunteers have experienced the problems that losing control of your drinking can bring.  They will listen to your story and chat through your options in complete confidence.
  • Find a local meeting at https://www.aasevern.org.uk, click on the post below this one.
  • If you prefer e-mail as a means of contact then feel free to email us at help@aamail.org.

Who Are We?

  • We are ordinary men and women from all walks of life.  Alcoholism respects no age, race, class, or creed.
  • AA members regularly attend support meetings to keep themselves well and help newcomers recover.
  • AA was founded in 1935 in the USA when 2 alcoholics found sobriety through helping each other.  In 2018, AA counted over 2 million members worldwide with approximately 120,3000 meetings each week (Wikipedia).
  • AA is not run for profit and is a registered charity in the UK.

Is AA For You?

  • Once you start drinking, do you find it difficult/impossible to stop?
  • When you’re not drinking, are you thinking about where and when you are going to get your next drink?
  • If you answer yes to both questions, there is a good chance you will feel at home in an AA meeting.

Who Me?

  • The stereotype of the tramp on a park bench drinking from a brown paper bag is false.
  • People who identify as Alcoholics are ordinary people with an extraordinary drinking problem who have lost their way as a result.
  • In AA, we believe that alcoholism is an illness that you can recover from by following the 12 step programme.

Just For Today.

  • In AA we follow a daily routine to keep our illness at bay.
  • AA is a way of life.
  • We are not cured, what we have is a daily reprieve, contingent on the maintenance of a fit spiritual condition by working the 12 step programme.

12 Steps of Recovery

  • AA is not religious, it is spiritual.
  • Our members have to form their own conception of a Higher Power, and often this takes time.
  • The only requirements to make a start is to have an open mind, to be willing to listen, and to be honest with yourself.
  • We work the 12 steps with the help of an experienced member who acts as our Sponsor.


  • AA meetings are a safe place to attend, to listen and to share your thoughts.
  • You do not ever give your contact details if you don’t want to. We usually just swap numbers to keep in touch and support each other.
  • Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principals before personalities.
Why not give it a go, what have you got to lose?
Information on AA For the Newcomer – Call our local helpline on 01452 418515 – or Click Here.