The A. A. Preamble

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people 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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA 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.


  • If you are looking for a meeting, click here for more.
  • Our next event is a day of fun and sharing on Sat. 17th of June; click here for more.

Step & Traditions

A.A. follows 12 steps, 12 traditions and 12 concepts - making 36 in total!

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and our lives were unmanageable. Click here to read the 12 steps.
Our common welfare comes first; personal recovery depends on A. A. unity. Click here to read more.
The Concepts are an interpretation of A.A.’s world service structure as it emerged through A.A.’s early history and experience. Click here to read the 12 concepts.

Important Links

The Zoom Link for district meetings is in the "Contacts" page.

A. A. meetings are held throughout District 42 on all days of the week; click here to see the meeting list.
Links to Area 83, GSO, A.A.Near You, Grape Vine and several other sites of interests can be found by clicking here.
Please call (315) 268 0120 for St. Lawrence County or (518) 481 4606 for Massena or Franklin County to contact A. A. in our area. Click here for more information.


On the 17th of June, from 10AM-3PM there will be a hybrid day of sharing with the delegate presentation, Area 83 speakers, and a pizza party. Our venue...
There will be a St. Patrick’s Day Round-Up Patience and Tolerance on Saturday, March 18, 2023 hosted by the Renfrew-Pontiac District 70; registration...
There is an online 12 Steps & 12 Traditions Workshop hosted by Oregon Area 58 – but it is by Zoom and any A.A. members are welcome to register...
The 73rd Annual Conference for the Cornwall & District 50 Area is happening on November 11th & 12th this year; registration fee is $15: however,...

Printed meeting lists are now available - for more information choose "Printed Meeting List" from the "Meetings" navigation menu.

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