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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA is a program many alcoholics (and now also some substance abusers) have found helpful in their recovery.  It is not the only way to get sober, but it is a reliable, and international, and free way to get help. The following is a description from AA:


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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.   Copyright © by The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.

For more information, you may go to

To find a meeting in Marin, you may go to

Please note, that this information about AA is not meant to imply that my work is in any way endorsed by or a part of AA. AA is a tool I have personally found helpful, and a tool I find is helpful to many of my clients. AA traditions suggest that AA never endorse, finance or lend the AA name to any outside enterprise.

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