If you want to drink,
that is your business...
If you want to stop, WE CAN HELP!
“Not only I got my life back, Now I have everything that I can only dreamed off in my active alcoholism. I just graduated from University, last week, kept my job for these past 5 years and be present for my family now. I won’t trade this with anything else”
– Mas Adam S
Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous Bali
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people 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 A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. 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.
Is Alcoholics Anonymous for me?
Do you repeatedly drink more than you intend or want to,
get into trouble, or experience memory lapses when you drink?
Frequently Asked Questions
If you repeatedly drink more than you intend or want to, if you get into trouble or have memory lapses when you drink, you may be an alcoholic. Only you can decide. It is often suggested, attend six meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and listen for the similarities in the stories of others.
Seek help. Alcoholics Anonymous can help. AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.
We are a Fellowship of men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking and have found ourselves in various kinds of trouble as a result of drinking. We attempt most of us successfully to create a satisfying way of life without alcohol. For this we find we need the help and support of other alcoholics in A.A.
No. A.A. does not keep membership files, or attendance records. You do not have to reveal anything about yourself. You are always welcome; the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. We are here when you are ready for help.
They will be there for the same reason you are there. Our Traditions tell us to not disclose our identities to outsiders. You retain as much anonymity as you wish. That is one of the reasons we call ourselves Alcoholics Anonymous.
An A.A. meeting may take one of several forms, but at any meeting you will find alcoholics talking about what drinking did to their lives and personalities, what actions they took to help themselves, and how they are living their lives today.
We in A.A. know what it is like to be addicted to alcohol, and to be unable to keep promises made to others and ourselves that we will stop drinking. We are not professional therapists. Our only qualification for helping others to recover from alcoholism is that we have stopped drinking ourselves. And seeing we’ve done it is surety it is possible.
You are an A.A. member if and when you say so. The only requirement for A.A.membership is a desire to stop drinking, and many of us were not very wholehearted about that when we first approached A.A
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. An A.A. group will usually have a collection during the meeting to cover expenses, such as rent, coffee, etc., and to this all members are free to contribute as much or as little as they wish, or nothing at all.
No. Nor is it allied with any religious organization
In our experience, the people who recover in A.A. are those who:
- Stay away from the first drink
- Attend A.A. meetings regularly
- Seek out the people in A.A. who have successfully stayed sober for some time
- Try to put into practice the A.A. program of recovery
- Obtain and study the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous
Family members or close friends are welcome at Open A.A. meetings. Call Our Hotline to find out.
MEETINGS IN BALI
Meetings are an essential part of the Alcoholics Anonymous program of recovery. They allow members a chance to come together to share their experience, strength and hope with one another to overcome their common problem of alcoholism.
Upcoming AA BALI EVENTS
AA Bali Roundup is coming this June, 9-11th. It’s a recovery celebration for A.A. members and their families and friends from around the globe.