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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.

AA 24 hr. Hotline: 269-964-7577




General Information

Alcoholism effects about 10% of the population in the US.  It is a pervasive, family disease that if gone untreated, can be devastating to all who are touched by the alcoholic.  There is always hope, however, through AA programs for both the alcoholic and the family.  If you feel you may be an alcoholic, or are struggling with someone close to you who may be an alcoholic, contact your local unit (contact information contained herein), or go to the AA World Service website to find out more information about this disease because it's never too late.  For more information on the most successful recovery program, go to AA.org.  For general information about the disease, it's affects and other helpful information, you can refer to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism under the auspices of NIH.

AA World Service 
AA World Service is the website for the AA headquarters located in New York City.  A variety of resources are available such as the Big Book of AA online, information about service work, history and many, many other AA resources.

AA Grapevine is the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous.

West Michigan Area Assembly 
Area 34 is the representative voice of the Group Conscious of the groups through western Michigan.  Western Michigan Area 34 holds an important middle position in the Conference Structure through the elected delegate it participates in AA worldwide, while through the District Committee Members (DCMs) and Group Service Representatives (GSRs) it stays connected to the districts and groups it serves.  Area 34 is approximately the western half of Michigan and eastern half of the upper peninsula that reaches from the Indiana state line to Sault Ste. Marie.  It is composed of over 600 groups, 15 geographical districts, and one linguistic district.  The area meets monthly on the third Sunday of each month at different sites chosen by the district who is hosting for the month.

District 5 AA
District five is comprised of the groups within Athens, Battle Creek, Belleview, Marshall, Nashville, Tekonsha, Union City, some of the groups in Charlotte and Coldwater, and the surrounding areas.  The District meets to help the groups meet their needs with respect to making sure the hand of AA is there anytime, anywhere, anyone reaches out for help.  It is also the collective voice of the groups it serves to Western Michigan Area 34 through the District Committee Members, although all General Service Representatives are asked to attend the Area meetings and speak for their groups. The purpose of this website is to provide a resource of information to the public about AA resources in the District 5 area.
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Tracy M,
Aug 13, 2013, 1:44 PM
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