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Summary of aims & objectives:

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are no dues or fees for AA membership- we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics or organisation, does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.


  • Some literature is produced in Braille
  • Some meeting venues have wheelchair access
  • AA welcomes people of all ages and both sexes
  • As AA exists just about all over the world, almost all languages are spoken
  • Cities have much more AA than the rural community because there are more people in cities. The AA is well established in Barry, Penarth and Cardiff. Phone the national helpline number below for details of meetings.


Self-referral or other. Prospective AA members could just turn up at a meeting, but it’s more usual for telephone contact to be made first, when a newcomer can talk with and question an AA member, and sometimes then, if necessary, be taken along to a meeting.


General Service Office, Alcoholics Anonymous, PO Box 1, 10 Toft Green, York, YO1 7NJ

For local meeting venues and times, visit our website or call the helpline.

National Helpline No.: 0800 9177 650


Help for the individual: [email protected]

Professional and public information: [email protected]

Last Updated: March 20, 2019
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