Life is living and living is change. This site is all about change. The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is made up of men and women who have found a way to change their lives by overcoming the common problem we all share: alcoholism. We try, when asked, to help others to change their lives as well.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
We who are in A.A. came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. We still hated to admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members that we were sick. (We thought so for years!) We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism.
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.
Office Hours: Mon 9a-5p, Tue 2p-5p, Wed 12p-5:30p, Thur 11a-7:30p, Fri 11a-2p.
Note: Please call before you come.
The AA Program
Privacy & Anonymity
"Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drink as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss."
Structure Of The Conference
"The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs." -The 2nd Concept
I Am Responsibile.
When Anyone, Anywhere
Reaches Out For Help,
I Want The Hand Of A.A.
Always To Be There.
And For That,
I Am Responsible!
Service is a means of maintaining sobriety. Service means getting involved in those functions which directly carry the A.A. message or allow others to carry it.
"Those involved in Service Work have a 50% better chance of staying sober than those who are not doing service work."
Its purpose is to help carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous by:
• Provide an office and answering service
• Update and publish meeting schedules
• Maintain an inventory of pamphlets, books and tapes
• Make a diligent effort to publish an intergroup newsletter
• Establish and provide for intergroup committees.
Intergroup Meets at 7 pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month
except Nov & Dec on the 3rd Wed.
The Hand Of AA
The Lancaster, PA Conferrence is an annual event organized by the HOAA Committee. The purpose of the Lancaster, PA Conference is to practice our primary purpose in carrying the message of A.A. to the newcomer through a time of fellowship in an open and understanding environment that encourages questions, discussions and suggestions pertaining to How it works.
Visit the HOAA website for more...
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