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
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Learn about A.A., starting here with A.A.’s Preamble and a summary of What A.A. Does and Does NOT Do and learn where to get more information. If you are wondering if A.A. can help you, visit our page, Is A.A. for You? There are additional resources on the websites of A.A. World Services and the A.A. Grapevine.
Area 50 is Western New York’s connection to AA’s general service structure.
It’s how local groups participate in the decision-making for AA as a whole, and help carry AA’s message in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
if you’re here for another reason, we may still be able to help:
Are you a professional looking to bring in an AA speaker or literature? Let us know.
The Area 50 Web Site is an online Public Information presence for the Area Assembly. Our desire is to provide accurate information about A.A. and the business of the Assembly; to foster participation of members, groups and committees in service, and events sponsored in Area 50.
Area 50 has an ongoing campaign to “Turn the Lights On” for general service in Area 50. The Area committee has been leading this effort, and general service has begun a comeback in our Area. The Area committee is committed to seeking input from the groups and members in this process.
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The site is maintained via group conscience by the Area 50 Web Site Committee.
Area 50 encompasses the 8 Counties of Western New York State and lies between lakes Erie and Ontario to the North and the Pennsylvania State border to the West and South.