Definition of Membership:
The fact of being a member of a group.

of Membership:
Participation, body, fellows, group, members, society, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop drinking. –BB p.9We are only members when we say we are.

Membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is a highly personal decision. The choice to become a member is made in the heart of each individual Alcoholic.

In the long run, coerced meeting attendance doesn’t keep too many Alcoholics in our rooms. Only Alcoholics who are still suffering, if given the opportunity, can decide if they are powerless over alcohol.

We can carry the message, but we can’t carry the addict. –Just For Today | More…


How would you describe yourself at this point in your life?
What attracted you to AA and what helped you the most to stop drinking?
What does being a member of AA mean to you today?
Where do you find the most inspiration inside and outside of AA to stay sober today?
How do you use your sobriety today inside and outside of AA? –Dan F., First164yp AA group

Tradition Three: The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking. At first the elders could look only at the objections. –12 & 12 p.142 | More…


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