First and Foremost, Welcome!
We are glad you are here. The purpose of AA is to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. We stay sober by helping the newcomer and, more often than not, the newcomer helps those of us who have been in the program more than they know. We are a community built on reaching out and helping each other. We can’t do this alone.
If you step foot into any Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, chances are that you will hear suggestions for the newcomer. Many of these are directions of how based on experiences of how that person was able to get and remain sober. Although a newcomer at first may look at the suggestions as redundant or be skeptical, when you start to take some of the suggestions you will begin to see a significant change. Remember though suggestions are just that, suggestions; nothing is forced in AA. If you are ready and willing to get sober and stay sober, suggestions are what’s going to keep you on track. Here are some suggestions to get you started: