AA Preamble

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;
neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other
alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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Welcome to AA Muncie
Districts 85, 87 & 89
(765) 284 - 2515
Letter to Anyone New to A.A.
Dear Friend
Thank you for your interest in Alcoholics Anonymous. Below are links to A.A.pamphlets
that explain our recovery program and give a general idea of how A.A.works. You will
see that the first and most important step in our program is admission by the alcoholic
that he or she is powerless over alcohol, and that life has become unmanageable. It is
often helpful for the alcoholic to talk with an A.A.member, because it may make it easier
to understand the nature of the illness, and to accept A.A.help.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a program of a new way of life without alcohol, a program that
is working successfully for millions of men and women throughout the world, and in all
walks of life. The experience of A.A.members is that alcoholism is a progressive illness
that cannot be cured, but which, like some other illnesses, can be arrested—by staying
away from the first drink, one day at a time.

We would encourage you to get in touch with the nearest A.A. Central Office or
Intergroup to get further information on Alcoholics Anonymous, speak to an A.A.
member or find local A.A. meetings. Many of these offices have web sites and email.

A.A. members, as volunteers, are happy to offer help by sharing their experience,
strength and hope in staying sober. One of the ways members stay sober is by helping
other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Best wishes, General Service Office