We’re Glad You’re Here.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international group of men and women whose common purpose is to achieve sobriety from alcoholism. It is a nonprofessional, self-supporting, inclusive group. AA District 6 of Georgia consists of communities in Columbus, Phenix City, and surrounding areas. District 6 maintains the traditions and principles of A.A. to provide: Recovery from alcoholism Unity with each other Performing service work to help others Through meetings, sponsorship, events, service work, and celebrations, District 6 continues to encourage and support recovery, unity, and service. If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol, we encourage you to find a meeting or you can read more about alcoholism from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous please visit aa.org. For more information about Georgia Area AA, please visit aageorgia.org.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT A MEETING?
Meetings usually last 1 hour and follow a similar format.
The meeting begins with the Serenity Prayer. After the
serenity prayer, readings are read that introduce AA
including how it works, the traditions, and the promises of
AA. After the readings, often it is asked if there are any
newcomers that would like to introduce themselves by their
first name only. Sometimes announcements may be made as
well. Following this, the chair of the meeting introduces
the topic or speaker. Once the chair shares, the floor is
open for sharing. The purpose is to share your experience,
strength, and hope with others. When it is time to end, the
chair will then make any final announcements and the meeting
will be closed out with a moment of silence, followed by the
DO I HAVE TO BELIEVE IN GOD AS A PART OF AA?
It is not mandatory to believe in God. In AA, it is
important to have a higher power. Your higher power can be
whatever that you know is bigger than yourself. More
information can be found in the AA Big Book, Chapter 4 and
in Chapter 2 (Step 2) of the Twelve Steps and Twelve
WHAT ARE THE AA BIG BOOK AND THE TWELVE AND TWELVE?
The AA Big Book was written by one of the founders of AA in
1939. The manuscript is largely unchanged. The same details,
description of the alcoholic, and steps to sobriety all hold
true to this day. You can find the book online on AA.org The
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, often referred to as the
12 & 12, was originally published in 1953. The book takes a
deeper look at each of the individual steps and traditions
of the fellowship. You can find the book online AA.org.
DO I HAVE TO SAY MY NAME?
Anonymity is taken very seriously at AA. Sharing your name
is a way for others to be able to welcome you and for you to
begin to feel a part of the fellowship. If you are visiting,
it is not required that you share your name. If you choose
to be a part of AA, it is encouraged to introduce yourself
by your first name only and say your name before each time
WHAT PHONE NUMBER DO I CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION?
24 Hour Call – (706) 576-9630