Question: Is AA Religious?

Do you pay for AA?

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..

Is AA religious or spiritual?

Although AA is a spirituality-based program, it works through a number pathways. As such, individuals may benefit from AA participation regardless of their spiritual leanings.

Does AA work if you don’t believe in God?

Yes, although you may have to do some internal mental gymnastics to be cool with it.

Can an AA member ever drink a beer?

Can’t an A.A. member drink even beer? There are, of course, no musts in A.A., and no one checks up on members to determine whether or not they are drinking anything. The answer to this question is that if a person is an alcoholic, touching alcohol in any form cannot be risked.

How many drinks per week is considered an alcoholic?

Women who consume eight or more drinks per week are considered excessive drinkers. And for men, excess is defined as 15 or more drinks a week. (The researchers defined a drink as just 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer or 1.5 ounces of spirits.)

Why is it called aa?

The book cover of Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition. AA derives its name from the title of this book and is written by AA members. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.”

Who invented AA?

Bob SmithBill W.Alcoholics Anonymous/Founders

Does AA have a religious affiliation?

A.A. is not a religious organization. Alcoholics Anonymous has only one requirement for member- ship, and that is the desire to stop drinking. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non-belief.

What does God mean in AA?

While AA describes its program as non-religious, it is strongly based on the belief of a higher power, which they colloquially referred to as God.

Can you be an atheist in AA?

AA Agnostica is not affiliated with any group in AA or any other organization. AA Agnostica does not endorse or oppose any form of religion or atheism. Their only wish is to ensure the still suffering alcoholic that they can find sobriety in AA without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or having to deny their own.

How many AA members are there?

two millionThe hand of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) extends – literally – around the globe. Today, an A.A. presence can be found in approximately 180 nations worldwide, with membership estimated at over two million.

What does agnostic mean?

An agnostic is one who believes it impossible to know anything about God or about the creation of the universe and refrains from commitment to any religious doctrine. An atheist is one who denies the existence of a deity or of divine beings.

What does higher power mean?

Higher Power is a term used in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other twelve-step programs. The same groups use the phrase “a power greater than ourselves” synonymously. The term sometimes refers to a supreme being or deity, or other conceptions of God.