We are glad you're here. This site is maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous District 21. The purpose of this site is to assist anyone interested in learning about the program of A.A., and to provide information regarding meetings, events, district business, and matters of importance to recovering alcoholics in the Willamette Valley.
If you are concerned about your drinking, we sincerely hope you will visit a meeting. We believe you will find any A.A. member will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and listen to whatever is on your mind — no matter how personal or difficult it may be for you to talk about. Connecting with one another and sharing our experience is a foundational part of our continued recovery.
What is A.A.?
The A.A. Preamble provides an excellent introduction to what A.A. is all about. The Preamble is often read at the beginning of meetings and communicates the essence of our purpose, what we are, and what we are not.
The A.A. Preamble reads:
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 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.
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