How AA Works

Members use the Twelve Step program to maintain sobriety. A.A.’s Twelve Steps are a set of simple spiritual principles. When practiced as a way of life, they can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to recover from alcoholism.

The book Alcoholics Anonymous contains the A.A. 12 step program of recovery. It also contains stories written by the co-founders and stories from a wide range of members who have found recovery in A.A.

For more than 80 years, A.A. has helped millions to recover from alcoholism – to get sober and stay sober.

A.A. is an enduring program of recovery, at it’s heart based on the simple but powerful practice of one alcoholic sharing their experience, strength and hope with another.