12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous, often referred to as AA, is probably the best-known model of recovery for helping people who have a problem with alcohol.

As an organisation, it has been around since the early to mid-1930s, originating in the United States but quickly growing and spreading across the world.

Whilst most people have probably heard about AA, most of its inner workings and language are really only understood by those who are members of it, and attend AA meetings.

The anonymity aspect of AA it is often confused with a degree of secrecy that people who have a drink problem often develop as part of their life.

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