Welcome to District 15, serving the area of Milwaukie, Clackamas, West Linn ~ South and East, for Alcoholics Anonymous in Oregon! We are about 10 miles southeast of downtown Portland, and are a combination of many old townships. If you are looking for a meeting, a district event, or trying to find help - this is a good start. There is a section here for Beginners, for GSR's and Groups, and for Announcements. If you are wondering what AA is about - read on ...
Alcoholics Anonymous was started in 1935 by Bill W. and Dr. Bob S., both alcoholics of the 'hopeless' variety. They discovered through experience, and the help of important non-alcoholic contributors such as Dr. Silkworth and Dr. Carl Jung, that alcoholics have a disease of the mind and body that can not be cured. Bill and Bob found that alcoholics can help each other by sharing their experiences. No form of self knowledge, and few medical treatments will help at all. That's because the disease requires treatment at many levels.
If this is your first time checking into AA, welcome! If you are an old timer and have been here for-ever, welcome! We hope you find the answers you seek. Here you'll find literature and contact numbers to help you understand alcoholism, how to determine if you are an alcoholic, and where to find someone to talk to who will understand - and who will keep a confidence.
I'm New. What Can I Do? As a newcomer your participation in service is important to your recovery. The best service opportunities are those that put you in contact with AA members. That way we get to know you, and you us, as fast as possible. Some great service positions for you are: committee member, event setup and cleanup, greeter, and more.
Are you a new GSR (Group Service Representative), or looking for GSR resources? This is where you can look up information about operating a group, GSR guidelines, the treasury, area assembly processes, recent minutes, ad infinitum! The following list is provided expressly for you.