AA , a worldwide organisation devoted to the recovery from alcoholism through self-help groups and adherence to its 12 step programme.. The 12 steps are based on all inclusive spiritual principles, as many alcoholics can be quite resistant to the idea of religion, God or any Higher Power. This voluntary fellowship founded on the 10th of June 1935 when one alcoholic helped another to stay sober is concerned only with the recovery and continued sobriety of the alcoholic; they have no opinion on outside issues.
Alcoholics Anonymous is no connected to any religious, political or law enforcement groups and is under no surveillance at any time. The AA program consists basically of Twelve suggested steps designed for the personal recovery from alcoholism, and AA has been the major proponent of the disease model of alcoholism.