The Ashtabula Area Intergroup Office (AAIGO) provides services to the AA community and the still suffering alcoholic. In addition to carrying the message through this website, other activities include:
What is AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
What does AA do?
1. A.A. members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking
problem they give person-to-person service or "sponsorship" to the alcoholic
coming to A.A. from any source.
2. The A.A. program, set forth in our Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to
develop a satisfying life without alcohol.
3. This program is discussed at A.A. group meetings.
What AA does not do?
A.A. does not:
1. Furnish initial motivation for alcoholics to recover
2. Solicit members
3. Engage in or sponsor research
4. Keep attendance records or case histories
5. Join "councils" of social agencies
6. Follow up or try to control its members
7. Make medical or psychological diagnoses or prognoses
8. Provide drying-out or nursing services, hospitalization, drugs, or any medical or
9. Offer religious services
10. Engage in education about alcohol
11. Provide housing, food, clothing, jobs, money, or any other welfare or social services
12. Provide domestic or vocational counseling
13. Accept any money for its services, or any contributions from non-A.A. sources
14. Provide letters of reference to parole boards, lawyers, court officials
What does the Twelve Steps do?
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.
Many people, non-alcoholics, report that as a result of the practice of AA's Twelve Steps, they have been able to meet other difficulties of life. They see in them a way to happy and effective living for many, alcoholic or not.
1. Coordinates the 24-hour telephone service for people seeking help
2. Directs newcomers to local meetings
3. Publishes a weekly meeting schedule, updated at least 3 times a year which is
viewable & down-loadable to your device for saving and printing. Accuracy &
timeliness dependent upon Home Groups updating their information.
4. MS Word type-in form used for, group change updates found at: area54.org. Attach
completed form in an e-mail to the registrar and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call/fax to 440 992-8383.
5. Keeps custody of a library of AA archives compiled by Intergroup.
6. Maintains a 12th step call list.
7. Finances the cost of providing qualified signers for hearing-impaired AA members.
8. Carries the message, provides public information.
9. Communicates with the AA General Service Office, and responds to requests received.
10. Serves as a central source of information on AA activities, AA literature, & posts event
Ashtabula Area Intergroup Office
Ashtabula Area Intergroup Office
Contact Information Officers
Ashtabula Area Intergroup
529 West Prospect Rd. Suite 105
Ashtabula, OH 44004
24-Hour Hotline: (440) 992-8383
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Office: (440) 992-8383
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Portions of this website are reprinted with permission from A.A. World Services, Inc., The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.
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