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Self-help, Voluntary Sector, Local and National

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.


  • AA welcomes anyone with a desire to stop drinking
  • Literature is also available in Braille, BSL DVD and audio CD
  • Welsh language literature and meetings are available
  • Many meeting venues have wheelchair access
  • AA meetings take place in cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. AA is well established in Barry, Penarth and Cardiff
  • Contact the local helpline 01792 301907 [24 hours] for more details


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

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Help for the individual: [email protected]

Professional and public information: [email protected]

Last Updated: April 5, 2023
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