If you call AA and ask someone to come and see you to tell you more about alcoholism, or perhaps when you attend your first meeting, you may be given a 'Starter Pack' to help understand more about alcoholism and the fellowship of AA.
Most of the pamphlets that are in the starter pack have been made available online too. You can download them from the links below and read them at you leisure. These are in pdf format which most computers can open. Printing a single copy is permitted in accordance with the AA World Service, Inc
This is AA (Click to follow Link)
Introductory pamphlet describing the kind of people A.A.s are and what A.A.s have learned about alcoholism. For anyone who thinks he or she may have a problem with alcohol.
Is AA for You? (Click to follow link)
Symptoms of alcoholism are summed up in 12 questions most A.A.s had to answer to identify themselves as alcoholics.
A Newcomer Asks (Click to follow link)
Gives straightforward, brief answers on 15 points that once puzzled many of us.
Frequently Asked Questions About AA (Click to follow Link)
Answers the questions most frequently asked about A.A. by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends.
Who Me? (Click to follow link)
Young People and AA (Click to follow link)
Ten Young A.A.'s —16 to 27— tell how the program works for them.
AA Literature (Click to follow link)
Literature published by A.A. World Services, Inc. is a resource for the recovering alcoholic and for anyone who wants to find out about Alcoholics Anonymous, its history and how it works. General Service Conference-approved literature reflects the group conscience of the Fellowship of A.A. and includes the book Alcoholics Anonymous (affectionately known by members as the Big Book); Daily Reflections, a compilation of spiritual reflections contributed by members; books written by one of A.A.’s co-founders (such as Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and As Bill Sees It); and a wide variety of pamphlets and booklets that deal with the Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous: Recovery, Unity and Service. A.A.W.S. publishes literature in three languages, English, Spanish and French, which reflect the three primary languages spoken in the General Service Conference structure of the United States and Canada. We also publish and license translations of the Big Book and other literature in languages and countries around the world, much of which is available in the literature catalog published by A.A. World Services, Inc.
AA Literature that may be of interest to Newcomers.