What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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 A.A. 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. More Information

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How To Get Help

Call Our 24 Hour Hotline

During business hours, your call will be taken by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous who knows exactly what you are going through and can give you all the information you need. At night, we have a well qualified answering service, who can give you meeting information, or put you in touch with a recovering alcoholic in your area who will speak with you about your problem. Many people have found their way to a new and useful way of life by taking this first step of faith and asking for help. Pick up the phone and give us a call, it could save your life.

Go To A Meeting

There are over 800 meetings in the State of Maine and Southern New Brunswick every week. There are all types of A.A. meetings available from town to town, and at different times of day. Finding a meeting has never been easier. Though one meeting may be a bit different from another, they all share one singleness of purpose. Staying sober and helping another alcoholic to achieve sobriety. You don’t have to do this alone, come to a meeting and join us in unity. Become a part of this wonderful fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

For instruction on how to use the meeting list more effectively, please visit our meeting list tutorial page. Meeting List Tutorial

To find a meeting near you, please view our online meeting list. Meeting List

Meeting Guide is a free of charge meeting finder app for iOS and Android that provides meeting information from A.A. service entities in an easy-to-access format.

Brought to you by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., Meeting Guide App


Read A.A. Literature

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

The Big Book

How Many Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

The Big Book Online

Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reflections

Daily Reflections

This is a book of daily reflections written by A.A. members for A.A. members

Daily Reflections Online

Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions

12 & 12

Bill W. describes how members recover and how our society functions

12 & 12 Online

Area 28 The Beam


The BEAM is the monthly newsletter of our Central Service Office in Maine.

The BEAM Online