For Newcomers

New to AA?

Here are some things that we've found helpful:

On-Line Local Meeting Calendar for Milwaukie, Clackamas, West Linn, Oregon City, Canby, Molalla & surrounding areas - regular meetings are where we find hope, support, and the A.A. message of recovery.

District 15 Meeting Schedule - download in printable PDF format; you can also pick up a printed schedule at most meetings.

Some helpful information from our national office:

AA pamphlet "A Newcomer Asks"

Frequently Asked Questions

"On Sponsorship" - a sponsor is a person who has worked the 12 Steps and is willing to guide you through them.

"Alcoholics Anonymous" - known as the "Big Book", it is the basic text of A.A.; essential reading for long term recovery, it explains A.A.'s view of what alcoholism is and our program of recovery.


Got a question? Need to talk with someone? Want someone to accompany you to your first meeting?

Contact Us Via Email, or call:

Portland AA Hotline: 503-223-8569 (*For Medical Emergencies please dial 911*)

Service Is The Secret

Most of us find that service work - helping out in a group, serving at the District, Intergroup, or Area levels - is key to long term sobriety. Here are some suggestions for Service Opportunities, whether you’re just getting started or have been around for a while.

Additional Reading

There is no charge for A.A. meetings, membership, or sponsorship; we do this because it helps us to help other alcoholics. No one will tell you that you're an alcoholic; that's a decision only you can make. You don't have to identify as an alcoholic to attend meetings or become a member - the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Everyone is welcome in A.A. regardless of age, race, gender, ethnic background, disability, or criminal record - the disease of alcoholism can strike anyone. All communications are completely confidential - "Anonymous" is half of our name.