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Welcome to Silkworth.info... Alcoholics Anonymous...
experience the history... lest we forget!

    Here you will experience much historical and related information on the subject of Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous history and related information. Officially introduced to the World Wide Web December 12th, 2000 under a different URL, silkworth.info is in its 20th year. The site includes AA help lines, General Service Conference Area web sites and finding AA meetings where ever you may be in the World.
    Now that the website is back online, I will continue giving silkworth.info a new look - nothing fancy; no ads; one sitemap at a time; one page at a time; one day at a time.
    It is hoped that your visit here has been helpful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

THE AA PREAMBLE
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    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 A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is 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.
Also see: The Origins of the AA Preamble (pdf)

I Am Responsible

    When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
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A Declaration of Unity

    This we owe to A.A.'s future: To place our common welfare first; To keep our fellowship united. For on A.A. unity depend our lives, And the lives of those to come.
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Do we want more of what brought us to AA ...

We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people—was not a basic solution of these bedevilment's more important ... ?
2nd, 3rd, and 4th edition Big Book page 52

... or do we want what practicing the principles of AA promises?

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.
No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
That feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear.
We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
Self-seeking will slip away.
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.
2nd, 3rd, and 4th edition Big Book page 83 & 84
   *Alcoholics Anonymous history appears to be under lock and key at Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. in New York, which many AA members will never have the privilege of viewing, reading, studying from, or perhaps doing research. Perhaps only a fraction of AA members will ever take the journey to New York to view AA history that A.A.W.S., Inc. has in its possession.
     All AA history and related information on Welcome to Silkworth.info, will never be taken out of context - rather, posted exactly as it was intended to be for the visitors to read, learn, study, research or print an article as a topic for an AA meeting. All information is provided for free - as it should be.

      In service,
      Jim M.
cofounders of Alcoholics Anoonymous, William Griffith Wilson (Bill W) and Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith, M.D. (Dr. Bob); 1st AA meeting ever, June 10th, 1935.
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