AA and Al-Anon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. AA’s stated “primary purpose” is to help alcoholics “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety”. With other early members Bill Wilson and Bob Smith developed AA’s Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. There are various meetings throughout the week in the Christian Education Building at St. Barnabas: Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. at 8 pm; and a Closed Meeting for Women on Thurs. at 7 pm.
Al-Anon is part of a “worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.” Al-Anon groups meet in the Christian Education Building at St. Barnabas on Mon. and Fri. at 6:30 pm.