Burlington Vermont AA Hotline
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
AA's Message of Hope
The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.
"There is a solution"
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, page 17
Living sober turns out to be not at all grim, boring and uncomfortable as we had feared, but rather something we begin to enjoy and find much more exciting than our drinking days. We'll show you how.
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others…Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, page 83-84
And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol…We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part…We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed…We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, page 84-85