What is Alcoholics Anonymous

What is Alcoholics Anonymous

Dec 17, 2011 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Alcoholics Anonymous is a ‘fellowship’ of men and women who meet regularly and share their experience strength and hope in order that they solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. You do not have to pay for any type of membership for Alcoholics Anonymous and in fact the only requirement for membership or attendance is simply a desire to stop drinking alcohol. You don’t have to be sober to attend an AA meeting.

Alcoholics Anonymous was formed in America in 1935 and has grown beyond belief since that time. There are now over 2 million members of AA and this number grows year on year. Alcoholics Anonymous does not employ professionals, psychiatrists or counsellors and there are, as such, no managers or governors.

Many people who seek treatment have tried attending Alcoholics Anonymous but have been unable to stop drinking. There may be several reasons for this but many alcoholics report they found it necessary to be taken out of society and go into an alcohol rehab centre before being able to stop drinking.

There is also a group called AL-ANON. This group is for the family members or loved ones of the alcoholic. This is a place where the family can go and get support and identification. Many family members feel report that they find it beneficial to realise that they are not alone and that other people are in the same boat. It also gives the family their own programme of recovery.

Why Us:

The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

Discover More

Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

Discover More

Get Help:

If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

Get Help Now

Reviews from Facebook

"An unassuming house in the heart of Boscombe where miracles happen. From my initial talk with Paul, the admission process with Jon and my induction with Darryl, I was treated with compassion, empathy and understanding. All the staff had been in the same position as me!...If you are looking for a wealth of experience and knowledge around addiction, a safe environment to turn your life around and a solid foundation for your ongoing recovery you will not be disappointed.”
"Today my husband Paul is 1 year clean and sober thanks to The Providence Projects, he has found himself again and is living the life he deserves. " A life beyond his wildest dreams "… He initially signed up for 1 month but soon realised he needed a further 2 months. Paul has been dedicated and followed the advice given to him. He would not be here today if he hadn't been to The Providence Projects. I cannot thank or praise the program and staff enough…”
"A very special place, with wonderful staff. 3 years on life is amazing. Thank you so much for everything you all did for me. Alcohol dependant and a chronic gambler the Provi gave me a platform to turn life around and that it has, meaningful relationships, wonderful friends and most importantly peace of mind. You told me good things would happen and they have - and continue to do so. Highly recommended..."