a resource for recovering alcoholics and other individuals
Find out more about Alcoholics Anonymous, its history, and how it works
LIterature Available In Our Dublin VSC Office
AA pamphlets, AA Big Book, 12 Steps & 12 Tradition book, and other AA literature is available from the VSC Office at no added markup cost.
Literature Available From AA General Service Office
Literature published by A.A. World Services, Inc., in New York City, is a resource for recovering alcoholics and other individuals.
Information Is Available For Many Types
Newcomers, Public Information, Members, Service Providers
Information to help decide if alcohol is a problem, learning more about the disease of alcoholism from others, or obtaining information to help those in public service such as doctors, psychologists, hospitals or institutions is available from our local Valley Service Center AA office or from our national AA General Service Office.
Newcomers to AA - Are You An Alcoholic
AA Members - Information For Growth
AA Public Information - Guides & Information
For Professionals - Resources For Medical Community
Explore the Big Book
Alcoholics Anonymous book, also known as the “Big Book,” presents the A.A. program for recovery.
Read – Watch – Listen to the “Big Book” used by Alcoholics Anonymous. Scroll below the Purchase Section to view for free or purchase from any meeting or Valley Service Center Office.
If you repeatedly drink more than you intend or want to, if you get into trouble, or if you have memory lapses when you drink, you may be an alcoholic.
Only you can decide. No one in A.A. will tell you whether you are or are not.
In all public relations, AA’s sole objective is to help the still suffering alcoholic. Always mindful of the importance of personal anonymity, we believe this can be done by freely making available to you, experience of what we are, what we can do and what we cannot do.
The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA members may attend any meeting Open or Closed.
If you have an interest to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous and how it works, but do not consider yourself an alcoholic, you are invited to attend any OPEN meeting as identified in our Meeting Guide.
Where To Find More Information?
The Valley Service Center maintains a Service Center Office with free pamphlets, AA sanctioned books, and other information available to anyone with an interest in How It Works.
The AA General Service Office in New York also has pamphlets available for those who need more than one. All books, pamphlets, and other information are sold to anyone for a nominal fee to cover the costs for providing these materials. AA is self supporting and does not seek outside contributions but will provide materials at a nomial fee to cover costs.
Are You An Alcoholic
No one can determine if you are an alcoholic but you. To help you decide whether you might have a problem with drinking, we’ve prepared these 12 questions.
A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous
This pamphlet presents general information on Alcoholics Anonymous, covering topics such as symptoms of alcoholism, the Twelve Steps (A.A.’s program of recovery), the function of A.A. meetings, and more. Obtain a copy here to read more.
How AA Members Cooperate With Professionals
This General Service sanctioned pamphlet shares concrete examples how A.A. members can cooperate with professionals who work with alcoholics and explores some of the channels A.A.s use to do so — all while preserving the letter and spirit of the Twelve Traditions.
AA Group Handbook for Correctional Facilities
The A.A. Group Handbook for Groups That Meet in Correctional Facilities was developed to be sent directly from G.S.O. to A.A. Groups that meet in correctional facilities but may have little or no contact with outside A.A.
A.A. for the Older Alcoholic—Never Too Late
Eight alcoholics share their stories of finding recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous after the age of 60. Far from feeling that their lives are over, these men and women express that, having come to A.A., it is time to start living. Large-print format suitable for those with low vision. Read More – Click Here
Faith Leaders Ask About A.A
Introduction to A.A. for members of the clergy unfamiliar with the Fellowship, with further discussion for those seeking greater understanding of its program. View the full pamphlet here.
Frequently Asked Questions About A.A.
(Formerly titled 44 Questions) Answers many of the common questions people have about alcoholism and A.A.: What is alcoholism? What are the Twelve Steps? How can I tell if I am really an alcoholic? Informative reading for those seeking help with a drinking problem, as well as for their families and friends. Read the common questions here.