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.
Al-Anon/Alateen, known as Al-Anon Family Groups, is an international "fellowship
of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength,
and hope in order to solve their common problems."