Introduction to AA

The AA Preamble: AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that may solve their common problem and help others to recover from Alcoholism.The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking. There are no fees for AA membership; we are self supporting through our own contribution. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. Does not wish to engage with any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our Primary purpose is to stay sober and help other Alcoholics to achieve sobriety. (Copyright AA Grapevine inc.)
Survey reason:  TO ALL MEMBERS
The General Service Conference of AA in Australia asked, that the General Service Board should conduct a survey of AA membership on a regular basis.  In the past, these surveys had been performed every four years but, because several surveys have been  skipped, the latest figures we have are from 1996 and 2006 . 
The surveys are important because they give us an indication of how AA is performing in Australia.  The survey provides information as to the proportion of men and women in AA, how long people have been sober and a number of other interesting and important statistics. The survey also enables the Conference and AA Board to manage the ever growing and changing dynamics of the AA population.The survey will be delivered in electronic format, where you logon and complete, this will take around 6-8 minuets.
NOTICE we ask that you only do it once . The link will be sent via the delegates emailing list. This survey can also be obtained for those without internet and computer access by emailing the Alternatively you can contact the General Service Office for a hard copy. This will need to be sent back to the General Service office at 48 Firth Street, Arncliffe, NSW 2205, no later than 30th July 2018 or by telephoning: (02) 9599 8866.   The results will be collated for the National conference reporting in November 2018. result will be published in the AA Around Australia.


1. How did you come to know about AA

2. At what age did you start drinking

3. Have you been to a rehab or a treatment facility prior to coming to AA meetings

4. Did the treatment facility or professional help offer AA as an option for you

5. Have you been to AA and then relapsed and returned to AA meetings

6. Did you have a desire to stop drinking  when you first came to an AA meeting

7. Did you feel comfortable when first coming into the rooms of AA

8. Did you feel you were supported by the older members of AA at your 1st meetings