Frequently Asked Questions

Below there are frequently asked questions arranged by category.

A.A. members don’t have to attend any set number of meetings in a given period. It is purely a matter of individual preference and need. Most…

No. The recording is of a one-man play called Moments, An Evening with Bill W., written in 1989 by an A.A. member. According to the…

It is understood by A.A. members that personal disclosures made in A.A. meetings are to be treated as confidential. For example, if friends…

Publicly accessible aspects of the Internet such as websites featuring text, graphics, audio and video can be considered the same as publishing or…

No. Neither GSO nor A.A. produces, distributes or sells chips, coins, medallions or any other sobriety tokens that are used throughout the…

Congratulations on your new position! You can read about getting listed with GSO and obtaining material to help you get started in your new role.…

No. A.A. does not keep membership files or attendance records. You do not have to reveal anything about yourself. No one will bother you if you…

Members of the immediate family and close friends are usually pleased to learn about an alcoholic’s membership in A.A. As for colleagues at work,…

Bill W. used "defects of character" in one Step and "shortcomings" in another Step because he felt the terms to be interchangeable, according to a…