CSO Info

Mission Statement

Our Central Service Office is a visible service, existing and united in a partnership with Alcoholics Anonymous groups. We are in the common purpose of carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who still suffers, and to those recovering from the disease of alcoholism.


This website is neither endorsed nor approved by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. This website is provided by the Central Service Office of Portland Maine. This website’s purpose is to reach out to the alcoholic who still suffers. This website’s aim is to provide both specific information to the Alcoholics Anonymous community, and general information to the public, about the Alcoholics Anonymous program of recovery. We also offer local meeting schedules, Alcoholics Anonymous services, special events and literature. Although some of the items contained in these pages are published with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., and The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., this does not imply approval of this website by the General Service Conference. Meeting List Disclaimer, When Central Service Office lists an AA group or meeting, there is an informal agreement that the group will abide by the Alcoholics Anonymous’s 12 Traditions and our Singleness of Purpose.

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy covers this Central Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous website. We provide our website’s visitors with anonymous access so that they can browse our website without disclosing any personal data. We do not use cookies on our website. We do not automatically log personal data, nor do we link information automatically logged by other means, with personal data about specific individuals. We do not collect information about our visitors from any other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.

We do, however, collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not disclose your personal data to our subsidiaries or other organizations. All our employees and data processers, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors personal data.

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect any personal data from:

  • Unauthorized Access
  • Improper Use or Disclosure
  • Unauthorized Modification
  • Unlawful Destruction or Accidental Loss

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is a committee of members from local groups who come together for the purpose of overseeing the business of the Central Service Office. This committee meets the last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm at Central Service Office. For more info please email cso@csoaamaine.org

CSR Meeting

The purpose of the CSR (Central Service Representative) meeting is to provide a conduit for communication between the Central Service Office and the local groups. The CSR Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at Central Service Office. For more info please email cso@csoaamaine.org

Functions Committee

The Functions Committee is tasked with the exciting opportunity to plan activities and events sponsored by the Central Service Office. This committee meets quarterly. We are looking for people to sit on the functions committee to plan and put on CSO events. For more info please email cso@csoaamaine.org

Website Guidelines

This is a detailed description of the guidelines and polices of this website. These guidelines are available for review and we welcome your input. Read The PDF Version

CSO Brochure

In consideration we offer this brochure to represent our purpose and function. Feel free to download and share with your home group. Read The PDF Version