Do you want help with a drinking problem?

If alcohol is costing you more than money, then call or text us today in complete confidence.


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Newcomers are especially welcome at our meetings. There is no need to make an appointment—you can simply turn up!

If that sounds a bit daunting, call the Helpline and we'll arrange to meet you at home or another place of your choosing to talk things over.

Call or text 07781 151682
Email aa_guernsey@cwgsy.net


We're here to help

About AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety.


Guernsey groups

In Guernsey there are group meetings every day—two meetings most days. Average weekly attendance is well over a hundred. We are part of a worldwide fellowship of more than two million members.


Membership

There is no application or vetting process for membership of AA. You are a member if you say you are. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Only you can decide whether you want to give AA a try.


There are no fees

There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.


How AA members maintain sobriety

AA is a programme of total abstinence. We stay away from the first drink, one day at a time. Sobriety is maintained through sharing experience, strength, and hope at group meetings and through the suggested Twelve Steps for recovery from alcoholism.


Why AA is 'Anonymous'

Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of AA. It disciplines the Fellowship to govern itself by principles rather than personalities. AA's fundamental principle of Anonymity is assurance to all AAs, especially to newcomers, that their AA membership will not be disclosed.


How AA was started

AA was started in 1935 by a New York stockbroker and an Ohio surgeon. Both had been hopeless drunks. They made the startling discovery that alcoholics can help each other when others cannot. AA in Guernsey started in 1961.

The AA Preamble

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, organisation 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.