AA for Non-Members

“The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.” 

– Alcoholics Anonymous Third Tradition


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 other recover from alcoholism.

If you are you are concerned about someone’s drinking, interested in seeing how Alcoholics Anonymous can help in your profession or are a member of the media/press, you’ll find several resources below that can help assist with any questions you may have. Just click on the appropriate tab, or scroll down for more resources.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding Alcoholics Anonymous, please contact us at info@area78.org.

More resources

Basic AA Text

Basic text used to describe the fellowship and program of AA. Currently available in the General Service Conference-approved Fourth Edition, the Big Book contains the stories of the co-founders, as well as many members of diverse backgrounds who have found recovery in the worldwide Fellowship.


A.A.’s Twelve Steps are a group of suggested principles, that if practiced to the best of one’s ability, can arrest the obsession to drink and allow the sufferer to live happy, joyous and free.


A.A.’s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself. They outline the means by which A.A. maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it lives and grows.