Alcoholics Anonymous

If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you, we can help.

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Celebrating an AA birthday? Consider donating $1, $2 or even $5 a year for each year ‒– or a penny or a nickel a day for each day of your sobriety.

Donations of any size welcome. Contributions support members and groups in Chatham, Bryan & Effingham County, and help ensure that the A.A. message is carried to newcomers. Because our traditions state that we be fully self-supporting, we ask that only AA members donate.

What is AA?

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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA 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.

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What is Intergroup?

Intergroup is a local AA service office, established and supported by AA groups and members, to help carry the AA message within the Savannah Area. It is a partnership of AA groups just as an AA group is a partnership of individuals. The Intergroup maintains a telephone help-line available to the public; to anyone in the community who may have a problem with alcohol.

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The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Reprinted from the book Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book) with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

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  1. 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

Reprinted from the book Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book) with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

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  1. 1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
  2. 2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. 3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
  4. 4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
  5. 5. Each group has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
  6. 6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. 7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions..
  8. 8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. 9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. 10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. 11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.
  12. 12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

The 12 Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous

Twelve Concepts for World Service are copyrighted by AAWS, Inc., and are used with permission.

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  1. 1. Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.
  2. 2. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole society in its world affairs.
  3. 3. To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A. - the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives - with a traditional "Right of Decision."
  4. 4. At all responsible levels, we ought to maintain a traditional "Right of Participation," allowing a voting representation in reasonable proportion to the responsibility that each must discharge.
  5. 5. Throughout our structure, a traditional "Right of Appeal" ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.
  6. 6. The Conference recognizes that the chief initiative and active responsibility in most world service matters should be exercised by the trustee members of the Conference acting as the General Service Board.
  7. 7. The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.
  8. 8. The trustees are the principal planners and administrators of over-all policy and finance. They have custodial oversight of the separately incorporated and constantly active services, exercising this through their ability to elect all the directors of these entities.
  9. 9. Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.
  10. 10. Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.
  11. 11. The trustees should always have the best possible committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.
  12. 12. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and whenever possible, substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government; that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.

District 5 Events

Monthly District Meetings

Last Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse

Corrections Committee

Second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse

Grapevine Committee

Last Tuesday of each month, 7:15 p.m. at the Clubhouse

Intergroup

First Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse

PI/CPC

Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse

Treatment Committee

Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse

Public Information

Cooperation with the professional community is an objective of A.A., and has been since our beginnings. We are always seeking to strengthen and expand our communication with you, and we welcome comments and suggestions. They help us to work more effectively with you in achieving our common purpose: to help the alcoholic who still suffers. Learn More

Our Public Information/Cooperation With the Professional Community Committee work with healthcare, clergy, legal, educators, social workers, and others to bring the message of recovery to the public and to the professional community. For assistance with local events or speaking opportunties, please email savannahaainfo@gmail.com.

Meeting Updates

Please send any schedule changes to sig.office@savannahaa.com