General Service Area 51

Who We Are

About A.A.

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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA is not 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.

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About Area 51

Area 51 is one of 93 areas in the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous (United States/Canada). Our boundaries coincide with the state of North Carolina.

To facilitate communication and service activities, Area 51 is subdivided by geography and language into 39 districts -- 36 English-speaking and 3 Spanish-speaking.

Currently there are over 900 A.A. groups that meet one or more times weekly in communities across North Carolina. Like all A.A. groups, each is autonomous.

Through voluntary participation in our general service structure, our groups combine resources to carry A.A.'s message of recovery wherever in the world it is needed and wanted.