Whatcom County, Washington

Alcoholics Anonymous

Do You Think You May Have a Drinking Problem?

"If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic."*

* "Alcoholics Anonymous" p. 44. © Copyright AA World Services Inc., reprinted with permission.

If you are desperate and want to talk to someone immediately, call this number now - (360) 734-1688, it will put you in touch with an AA member.

We do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic. That is something you must decide for yourself. If you think you may be an alcoholic, here are twelve questions that can help you decide. Is AA for You?

You do not have to be an alcoholic to come to AA for help. The only requirement for membership in AA is a desire to stop drinking.

The best way to find out about AA is to come to a meeting. Each meeting is a little different. Try several until you find one that is comfortable for you.

As an anonymous organization, we will protect your identity. No one needs to know you go to AA. You do not need to be concerned if you see friends, co-workers or neighbors at AA meetings. They are there for the same reason you are. They will respect your privacy. We ask that you please respect their privacy.

AA has no monopoly on sobriety or recovery. What we have is a way that works for us. If you decide you want to use some other way to deal with your drinking, you are welcome to do so. You are also welcome to come back to AA anytime you wish.

AA does not promote sobriety. We help people who want to be sober, get and stay sober. If you decide to continue drinking, we wish you well. If you change your mind, we will always be here. You will always be welcome.