The Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous

We, of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. Nearly all have recovered. They have solved the drink problem.

We are average Americans.

All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds.

We are people who normally would not mix.

But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful….

Alcoholics Anonymous, page 17

Making a Start in
Alcoholics Anonymous