New to AA?  Here's some helpful information:

On-Line Local Meeting Schedule for Milwaukie, Clackamas, West Linn, Oregon City, Canby, Molalla & surrounding areas


Contact Us Via Email

Portland AA Hotline: 503-223-8569 (*For Medical Emergencies please dial 911*)

Service Is The Secret

Service work - helping out in a group, serving at the District, Intergroup, or Area levels, is key to long term sobriety. Here are some suggestions for Service Opportunities, whether you’re just getting started or have been around for a while.

Find A Sponsor

A Sponsor is a person who has worked the 12-steps and is willing to help you through them.  Read more about Sponsorship and how important it is to your recovery.

Read the Book

The Big Book of AA contains the program.  Read it. Your awareness of its contents is the difference between getting sober over and over,  and staying sober once.

Additional Reading

The Preamble
Explains how AA works; read at most meetings.
The AA Big Book
The main text of AA
How It Works
Chapter 5 of the Big Book
The 12 Steps
The AA program of recovery in 12 Steps.
The 12 Traditions
The principles of how the AA functions as a fellowship.
What is a Sponsor and Do You Need One?
A sponsor will help guide you to where you want to be.