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Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous District 3 of Eastern Massachusetts

This site is maintained by the District 3 Service Committee of Eastern Massachusetts for the purpose of providing information pertinent to district reps, committee members, officers and other interested AA's within District 3. District 3 is a geographic area in southeastern MA, within Bristol and Plymouth Counties, and includes the towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Middleboro, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Wareham, and Westport. This website complies with recommended guidelines published by the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Preamble of Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous 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. 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. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses or opposes any causes. Our Primary Purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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12 Steps

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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Responsibility Pledge

"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."

- Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

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