OVERVIEW: An anonymous, non-professional program of recovery based on fellowship among those who feel they have lost the ability to control their consumption of alcohol. Small groups meet regularly for the purpose of attaining and maintaining sobriety by sharing personal experiences. Practice of AA's Twelve Steps is suggested, and AA literature is available.
1) ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) MEETINGS: Provides over 2,000 AA meetings held weekly in the DC area. "Open" meetings may be attended by anyone and "Closed" meetings are intended solely for people seeking help for their own drinking. Some meetings may focus on support for those of a certain gender, treatment program, or other category. The type of meeting or special focus will be indicated on meeting directories available at each site, via phone, or on the website.
2) PEER SUPPORT: Arranges for a volunteer to call back a teen or adult who has called to ask for help with an alcohol problem. The volunteer may offer to provide transportation to a hospital or meet the caller at an AA meeting.
3) COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION: Participates in health fairs; provides information on alcoholism and AA to doctors; and conducts presentations on the disease of alcoholism, the history of AA and AA services at churches, schools and other community meetings. To schedule a presentation, call at least a week in advance. AA pamphlets can be obtained free of charge at health fairs and presentations.
- 4530 Connecticut Avenue NW
- Suite 111
- Washington, DC 20008
4530 Connecticut Avenue NW
Agency: Washington Area Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous
Payment Description: None. Voluntary donation basket is passed at meetings.
Intake and Eligibility: Persons of any age who want to stop drinking.
- Prince Georges County
- Montgomery County