Frequently Asked Questions
Several million people have probably heard or read about Alcoholics Anonymous since its beginnings in 1935. Some are relatively familiar with the program of recovery from alcoholism that has helped more than 2,000,000 problem drinkers. Others have only a vague impression that A.A. is some sort of organization that somehow helps drunks stop drinking.
Reprinted from (FAQ About A.A., page 4), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
A.A. for the Older Alcoholic
It is never too late. The men and women of A.A., of all ages, have accepted their alcoholism as the disease that it is, and, in doing so, have made themselves accessible to help, recovery, and the restoration of their lives. The way we help each other is by sharing our experience, strength and hope and by following a suggested program of recovery.
Far from feeling that their lives are over, the men and women who have come to A.A. in their later years often express the opposite sentiment — that it is time to start living.
Reprinted from (A.A. for the Older Alcoholic – It’s Never Too Late, page 6), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
No one is too young to have trouble with alcohol. Alcoholism is an illness that affects people of all ages, the rich, the poor, men and women. It doesn’t matter how long, or how much you drink. When your life seems to be going nowhere, or it feels out of control and you think drinking might have something to do with it, it usually does.
Reprinted from (Too Young?, page 2), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.