Alcoholics Anonymous


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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

an international nonprofit organization, founded in 1935, consisting of abstinent alcoholics whose purpose is to stay sober and help others recover from the disease of alcoholism through a 12-step program, including group support, shared experiences, and faith in a higher power. The AA program, which emphasizes both medical and religious resources for help in overcoming alcoholism, consists of attending meetings and coping with abstinence "one day at a time." Meetings are held at convenient times in public locations such as factories, schools, churches, hospitals, and other community buildings. Similar groups who work with the children, relatives, friends, and associates of alcoholics are Al-Anon and Alateen.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A self-help support group for alcoholics, which claims a high rate of long-term abstention, through a structured program as well as personal and group support.

Al·co·hol·ics Anon·y·mous

(AA, aa) (al'kŏ-hol'iks ă-non'i-mŭs)
Mutual support group that helps its members remain sober.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA),

n.pr a 12-step program designed to assist those addicted to alcohol; participants aim to achieve and maintain sobriety through personal and group accountability relationships.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA),

n.pr a group program in which the members help themselves and each other defeat alcoholism.
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