The purpose of the Web site is:

  • To serve the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • To serve as a resource for A.A. members, those seeking help from A.A., professionals working with alcoholics, the media, and the public at large.
  • To provide accurate and consistent information about Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • To provide information about services coordinated by the General Service Office.
  • To encourage participation of A.A. members, groups and committees in A.A. services and activities.


  • Oversight of the Web site will be the responsibility of the Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Board (A.A.W.S.), acting through its Services Committee and in accordance with the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • A.A.W.S will provide both annual and quarterly reports regarding web site activity to the trustees’ Committee on Public Information (P.I.).*
  • The Web site will provide, whenever practical, information in three languages: English, French, and Spanish.
  • The Web site will make use of existing A.A. materials whenever practical.
  • The Web site will provide contact information to General Service Conference Areas by listing and linking to existing Web sites.
  • The Web site will provide contact information and assistance by including a list of Intergroup/Central Offices, and Answering Services in the U.S. and Canada, international General Service Offices, and online intergroups, including Web site and email links where applicable.
  • The Web site will include a disclaimer before linking to any external Web page.
  • The Web site will include selected Archives information and material.
  • The Web site will welcome users to make suggestions about the Web site design and content.
  • This Policy will be reviewed annually by the A.A.W.S. Board of Directors.


Approved by A.A.W.S. October 26, 2012

* As per 2004 Conference Advisory Action (Public Information Committee)

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