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A.A. Preamble

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 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 A.A. Grapevine, Inc.
Reprinted with permission of The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.

About District 12

District 12 serves the counties of Catawba, Caldwell, and Burke in North Carolina. It is connected to the General Service structure of Alcoholics Anonymous through Area 51 (North Carolina). We have various Officers and Service Coordinators to help with carrying the message to alcoholics in the district.

We hold monthly business meetings on the 2nd Sunday of the month. The locations are rotated between the 3 counties. Each monthly meeting is begun with a Service Information and Discussion session at 2:00pm followed by the business session at 3:00pm. All A.A. members are welcome to attend either or both! Please contact us or your GSR for information on the next location.

Our Legacies


A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.

Reprinted from Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 15,
with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.


A.A.'s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself. They outline the means by which A.A. maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it lives and grows.

Reprinted from Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 15,
with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.


The Twelve Concepts for World Service are an interpretation of A.A.'s world service structure. They reveal the evolution by which it has arrived in its present form, and they detail the experience and reasoning on which our operation stands today. These Concepts therefore aim to record the "why" of our service structure in such a fashion that the highly valuable experience of the past, and the lessons we have drawn from that experience, can never be forgotten or lost.

Reprinted from Twelve Concepts for World Service, page 3,
with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

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