Thumb Area Unity Council Alcoholics Anonymous


Alcoholics Anonymous

 Alcoholics Anonymous Literature & Information Web Site hosted by the Thumb Area Unity Council of Eastern Central Michigan serving Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac  Counties.  T.A.U.C. meets the second Tuesday of each month before the regulary scheduled Pigeon AA meeting at 6 p.m.


P.O. Box 437
Caseville, MI  48725

 About  A.A.


 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.

 Copyright  © by The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.

 How Is A.A. Supported

 Over the years, Alcoholics Anonymous has affirmed and strengthened a tradition of being fully self-supporting and of  neither seeking nor accepting contributions from nonmembers. Within the  Fellowship, the amount that may be contributed by any individual member is limited to $2,000 a year.

 How A.A. Members Maintain Sobriety
A.A. is a program of total abstinence. Members simply stay away from one drink, one day at a time. Sobriety is maintained through sharing experience, strength and hope at group meetings  and through the suggested Twelve Steps for recovery from alcoholism.

 Why Alcoholics Anonymous Is "Anonymous"
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of A.A. It disciplines the Fellowship to govern itself by principles  rather than personalities. We are a society of peers. We strive to make known our program of recovery, not individuals who participate in the program.  Anonymity in the public media is assurance to all A.A.s, especially to  newcomers, that their A.A. membership will not be disclosed.

 Anyone May Attend A.A. Open Meetings
Anyone may attend open meetings of A.A. These usually consist of talks by a leader and two or three  speakers who share experience as it relates to their alcoholism and their recovery in A.A. Some meetings are held for the specific purpose of informing  the nonalcoholic public about A.A. Doctors, members of the clergy, and public  officials are invited. Closed discussion meetings are for alcoholics only.

 How A.A. Started
A.A. was started in 1935 by a New York stockbroker and an Ohio surgeon (both now deceased), who had been ·hopeless· drunks. They  founded A.A. in an effort to help others who suffered from the disease of alcoholism and to stay sober themselves. A.A. grew with the formation of  autonomous groups, first in the United States and then around the world.

 How You Can Find A.A. In Your Town
Look for Alcoholics Anonymous in any telephone directory. In most urban areas, a central A.A. office, or intergroup staffed mainly by volunteer A.A.s, will be happy to answer your questions and/or put you in touch with those who can.


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