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What is the role of Alcoholics Anonymous?

What is the role of Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a worldwide organization designed to help former alcoholics support one another throughout their recovery journey while maintaining their sobriety.

Does AA have a hotline?

First and foremost, the AA hotline is available for anyone who needs help to stop drinking. If you’re looking for something more than just an AA meeting or support, such as a rehab facility or detox options, call 800-839-1686Who Answers? to speak with an addiction treatment advisor.

At what point are you an alcoholic?

A doctor will diagnose alcoholism when three or more of the following have been present together in the past year1: An overwhelming desire to drink. An inability to stop or to control harmful drinking. Withdrawal symptoms when stopping drinking.

How does alcohol abuse differ from alcoholism?

Alcohol abuse refers to a mild form of alcohol use disorder (AUD), while alcoholism typically refers to alcohol dependence. Although these disorders can differ, both alcohol abuse and alcoholism often require professional treatment.

Who invented Alcoholics Anonymous?

Bill W.
Bob Smith
Alcoholics Anonymous/Founders

What is the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous?

The organization has two operating corporations, which report to a general-services board composed of 14 AA members and seven “nonalcoholic friends of the Fellowship.” AA publishes literature about alcoholism and its approach to sobriety in a monthly international journal, books and information pamphlets.

Who do you call if you have a drinking problem?

Need Medical Attention? Call 911. Although helplines are trusted resources, they cannot provide emergency care. Call 911 if addiction has led to a medically or mentally-dangerous situation (such as suicide attempts).

Is AA helpline 24 hours?

Our breakdown line is still open 24/7 and we’re prioritising emergency calls. You may be able to check your details and manage your account online. You might have a longer wait on the phone, but we’re working hard to keep service levels as high as possible while looking after our people.