It is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism and addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking or using drugs.
The primary purpose of AA and NA is to stay sober and help other alcoholics and addicts to achieve sobriety. The AA and NA program, known as The Twelve Steps, provides a framework for self-examination and a road to recovery, free of alcohol and drugs.
The AA 12 Steps are the essential principles of the recovery program, designed to help guide alcoholics and addicts through the overwhelming process of reclaiming their sobriety. Grounded in a spiritual approach, the 12 Steps serve as a roadmap for those battling alcoholism and addiction, not only on their journey to recovery but also throughout the rest of their lives.