is a desire to
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women
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 A.A. membership; we
are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. 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.
Unity Recover y Group
The Australian Online Inter-Group of Alcoholics Anonymous was formed in March 2000 to serve all Australian online A.A. groups in the rapidly growing online Fellowship.
AOIG is composed of elected representatives of the online A.A. groups wishing to participate, chosen by their respective groups. As the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous grows and flourishes in this new medium of electronic communication, we will strive to provide whatever support we can offer to groups as they carry the message of recovery from alcoholism.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve, and strive to further unify the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, both among online groups and between the Online Fellowship and the rest of the Australian and World A.A. service structure.
Our website is still under construction
“Sobriety—freedom from alcohol—through the teaching and practice of the Twelve Steps, is the sole purpose of an A.A. group,”...
Groups have repeatedly tried other activities, and they have always failed. It has also been learned that there is no possible way to make nonalcoholics into A.A. members.
We have to confine our membership to alcoholics, and we have to confine our A.A. groups to a single purpose. If we don’t stick to these principles, we shall almost certainly collapse. And if we collapse, we cannot help anyone.”
Bill Wilson Feb 1958 issue of the A.A. Grapevine
"Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.’s speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity"
"Nothing matters more to AA's future welfare than the manner in which we use the colossus of modern communication. Used unselfishly and well, it can produce results surpassing our
present imagination." - Bill Wilson, Grapevine, November, 1960.
Online meetings are an excellent supplement to regular f2f meetings but in no way intended to be a substitute for them. In reality, they afford that extra dimension of catching up on one, any time any hour. More so especially, if an individual is troubled, despairing and in urgent need of our AA fellowship therapy!
AA OZ Unity Group, November, 2007