Many former clients of Abbeycare have used the support of A.A. as part of their personal aftercare plans. A.A. describes itself as follows:
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 recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation 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.
A.A. holds ‘closed’ meetings, which are only for members or those who think they have an alcohol-problem, while ‘open’ meetings welcome anyone interested in A.A.
- On Sundays you are asked to attend a closed meeting of A.A. held at Abbeycare for the benefit of present clients.
- In addition, as part of the programme you are encouraged to attend A.A. meetings in nearby towns.