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- proper n. A self-supporting organization of alcoholic people, whose sole purpose is to provide mutual aid to obtain and maintain sobriety and to help others recover from the disease of alcoholism.
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- n. an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
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I called the Alcoholics Anonymous hotline number and found a meeting in Lafayette.
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But a 1986 survey of active members conducted by the World Services Office of Alcoholics Anonymous revealed that of those who attend meetings:
The statistics from Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., tell the story of its phenomenal growth:
Beginning in 1935, a new, nonprofessional movement called Alcoholics Anonymous AA came into being.
The second was a self-help fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous AA.
It is based on the Twelve-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program, and offers help to its members through discussion and information services.