Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help.

Alcoholics Anonymous

What can they do for you?

Millions of men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous since its founding in 1935. Of these, more than 2 million now call themselves members. People who once drank to excess finally acknowledged that they could not handle alcohol and now live a new way of life without it.

How do they do it?

The 12 Steps of AA

The relative success of the AA program seems to be due to the fact that an alcoholic who no longer drinks has an exceptional faculty for “reaching” and helping an uncontrolled drinker.Learn more about The 12 Steps

What benefits could you experience?

If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point where it worries you, you may be interested to know something about Alcoholics Anonymous and the AA programme for recovery from alcoholism.

If you have already decided you want help, please see the Get Help Now section on the sidebar. Remember, there are no dues or fees for AA.

Where do they operate?

Across PCN area Newcomers | Alcoholics Anonymous – Great Britain (

How to contact them or get there

Call their National Helpline

FREE on 0800 9177 650

Support Information for carers

Bridgit is an online tool that allows people to explore free well-being, employment, finance and care advice and events, local and national support services, and training opportunities. People can also build their own ‘self-care plan’. It’s all available any time of day and without registering first.

Follow this link to access bridgit, Online Support (

People who prefer not to or cannot go online can call Carer Support Dorset on 0800 368 8349 to discover the free support and help available.

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