To the Newcomer, Yes, You. . .


If you find yourself on this page, either you, or someone you know is in trouble–real trouble. Perhaps you’ve been pushed by your family–like me. Perhaps you’ve gotten your second drunk driving–like me. Maybe you have just had it and want to do something different but can’t see a way out–yep, like me. AA has been successful in keeping millions of people sober, one day at a time, and we do that by working the steps, talking to our fellows in the program, and working on a relationship with a higher power. It may seem daunting but what do you have to lose except your life?

It’s as simple as picking up the phone, and asking for help from someone who’s been exactly where you are at this very moment, and was able to get sober. We can show you how, that’s what we do, one drunk helping another. Here how you can get started:

  1. Call today AA Toll Free Hotline: 1-616-834-1191 
  2. Read “A Newcomer Asks
  3. Twelve Questions to Ask Yourself
  4. Find a meeting in your area.
  5. Read the Big Book online

There is hope. . .

How dark it is before the dawn! In reality that was the beginning of my last debauch. I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension of existence. I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes.

Bill W.

The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us.

Big Book of AA

Four Horsemen–Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, and Despair.

Big Book of AA

We stood at the turning point.

Big Book of AA

I came to A.A. in order to stop drinking; what I received in return was my life.

Big Book of AA