It takes courage to ask for help or admit to having a problem. Only you can decide if Alcoholics Anonymous is right for you.

Below are a few things to help you see if A.A. is right for you.

Court Mandated to AA?

If you've been sent to A.A. involuntarily—as a result of a drunk driving charge or domestic situation, you may have some reservations. So You've Been Sent to A.A. may interest you.

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a program run by A.A. members for newcomers or anyone leaving treatment. If you are leaving treatment or incarceration or are newly sober and want help connecting with AA, use this form: BTG Request Form.

HALTline Help

Are you Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? Before picking up a drink, pick up the phone — the HALTline is staffed 24-hours a day. Whether sober three days or three decades, a HALTline volunteer is standing by to take your call.

Newcomer Pamphlets

Here are links to pamphlets intended for newcomers to A.A.

Is A.A. for You?

A.A. at a Glance

Frequently Asked Questions

A Message to
Teenagers ...

A Newcomer Asks

Information on Alcoholics

Brief Guide to AA

Understanding Anonymity

Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?