ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS SAMHSA SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
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 problems and help others to recover from alcoholism.
A spiritual-guided 12-step program is available, in which a group of principles if practiced as a way of life can get rid of the infatuation of excessive drinking and enable the sufferer to lead a healthy, happy and productive life.
(877) SAMHSA-7 (726-4727)
OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
OFFICE DAYS: Monday – Friday
THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
|1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.|
|2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.|
|3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.|
|4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.|
|5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.|
|6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.|
|7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.|
|8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.|
|9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.|
|10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.|
|11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.|
|12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.|
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(now known as Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)
All rights reserved.
ELIGIBILITY: No requirements
DOCUMENTS NEEDED: No
HOW TO USE: Attend meetings
FEE POLICY: No fees for most services