Resources

Find a Meeting

Over 14 million people in the US alone suffer from Alcoholism. You are not alone. Regardless of your sobriety status, you are always welcome at meetings. A meeting can provide a helping hand, motivation, and strategy.

Virginia Meetings
Northern VA Virtual Meetings

The meetings above are listed for Northern VA because that is the geographical area associated with the host of this workshop. Meetings in your location are typically easy to find with a Google search. You can also contact the AA main offices at 877-528-1168, or contact Northern Virginia Intergroup at 703-293-9753.

AA Newcomer Packet

The documents below will help you to decide whether AA is a fit for you and answer common questions.

Do You Think You Are Different?

Are you gay, black, old, or young? Are you trying to decide if AA is a fit for you. This may help you decide.

A Newcomers Asks...

What are the underlying beliefs and traditions of AA. This document summarizes those beliefs.

Is AA for You?

Am I an alcoholic? This question is often not so straightforward to us. Questions in this document help you answer that question.

AA At A Glance

A one page summary of the size of AA and it’s operating principles.

The AA Group

The AA group is the fundamental tool for AA. Groups teach us compassion for ourselves and for others. This document explains how groups are put together and function.

AA Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you ever wanted to know about AA, but were afraid to ask.

Literature

Living Sober

How would a sober life differ from the life you lead?  What straightforward changes can ease the transition to a joyful, free, and aware life? This book provides strategies for success and pitfalls to avoid. It is short (under 100 pages), very readable, and a good place to start.

Amazon | Online

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

This foundational document of AA describes each step of recovery and the core traditions that sustain the grassroots nature of the organization. It is short (under 100 pages). It is the AA “guidebook” for the process of recovery.

Amazon | Online

Alcoholics Anonymous - The Big Book

This book is the primary text of AA and is in two parts. The first part describes the disease, it’s affect on our families and our daily lives, and what we stand to gain from considering a sober life. Part 2 is a collection of stories written by recovering alcoholics. If you are considering a sober life for the first time, it is often recommended that you start with Part 2.

Amazon | Online

Podcasts & YouTube

Letting Go - Sandy Beach

Reminiscent of the comedy of George Carlin, Sandy Beach (yes, his name) boils down the entire AA program in the simple concept of letting go.

YouTube