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Alcoholics Anonymous

District 5 - Area 81

Updated May 2023

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About Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people 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 AA 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; 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 © The AA Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Copyright 1952, 1953, 1981 by A.A. Grapevine, Inc. and Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing (now known as Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.) All rights reserved.

  • The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

    1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
    2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
    3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
    4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
    5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
    6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
    7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
    8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
    9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
    10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
    11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
    12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

    Copyright 1952, 1953, 1981 by A.A. Grapevine, Inc. and Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing (now known as Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.) All rights reserved.

  • The 12 Promises of Alcoholics Anonymous

    1. If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.
    2. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
    3. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
    4. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.
    5. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
    6.That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
    7. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
    8. Self-seeking will slip away.
    9. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
    10. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
    11. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
    12. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

    Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

    Reprinted from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

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    Areas in Canada and The USA

    District 5 is part of Area


    Which covers New Brunswick & PEI

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    Weekly meetings in District 5

    Area 81 is one of the


    Areas of the The Eastern Canadian Region

    District 5 Meeting Directory

    From early mornings to later in the evening; from closed discussion to open speaker; with 17 active groups and 34 weekly meetings, there's a meeting for everyone! Directions to meetings included.

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