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 problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are selfsupporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc.
Our telephone number is (434) 293-6565. An AA member will answer the phone. If no AA member is available then an answering service will pick up. You can request to be called back by an AA member. Feel free to call about meeting lists, information about meetings, directions, or if you would like to ask questions about AA. At this time, this site is mostly for AA Charlottesville – there is much information about AA on the web – a web search for Alcoholics Anonymous will pull up plenty of information. Official and very helpful AA brochures and texts can be found on the web site of Alcoholics Anonymous, World Services Office (GSO link in sidebar).
Do You Want to Visit AA?
If you have a desire to quit drinking any meeting is open to you. If you would like to attend a meeting for professional or personal reasons – make sure that you attend an “open” meeting: look for OD, Ostep, Otrad etc. on the meeting list and avoid the “closed” meetings: CD, Cstep, Ctrad, CBB.
Different Types of AA Meetings
Open meetings are for anyone who wishes to come, including students or family of alcoholics. CBB/OBB Closed Big Book/Open Big Book -read and discuss passages from “Alcoholics Anonymous” . Cstep/trad: Closed Step/Trad./Ostep/trad: Open Step / Traditions - read and discuss “12 Steps and 12 Traditions” meeting CD: Closed Discussion of topics related to Alcoholism and Recovery OD: Open Discussionof topics related to Alcoholism and Recovery CS: Closed Step – Discuss a step (usually one per week) OS: Open Step – same as previous, except it is an open meeting OSpeaker/CSpeaker meetings: someone will tell their story.
Are You New to the Area?
Let us know and feel free to ask for help to find the meetings! Call the number above or ask a member if you are at a meeting.