Make a Start to Alcoholic Recovery
In order to stop drinking – and stay stopped – there are a few simple procedures you need to apply to your life. These principles are AA’s program of recovery. They can work for you as effectively as they have worked for others.
GO TO MEETINGS
All over NH, every day of the year, mornings, afternoons, and evenings, there is help in the form of meetings for you and for every alcoholic who wants help. Use the AA meeting directory distributed by the NH Area Assembly, which can be found at most meeting literature tables, or on nhaa.net.
GET A SPONSOR
AA experience tells us that you will have a much better chance with a sponsor than without one. Your sponsor helps you to understand the AA program, which consists of the 12 Steps.
HAVE HOME GROUP
Visit various groups, but find a meeting that you can attend regularly, so that other group members have an opportunity to get to know you.
READ THE BOOKS
- The Big Book – Alcoholics Anonymous
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
- As Bill Sees It
- Living Sober
- Came to Believe
GET PHONE NUMBERS
When you cannot easily get to a meeting, the phone numbers of AA friends are invaluable. In emergencies, you may want to call the Hot Line (800-593-3330) which is available 24 hours a day. There is help available when you need it.