Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. AA’s stated “primary purpose” is to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” With other early members, Bill Wilson and Bob Smith developed AA’s Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. AA’s initial Twelve Traditions were introduced in 1946 to help the fellowship be stable and unified while disengaged from “outside issues” and influences.
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Narcotics Anonymous (NA) describes itself as a “nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.” Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues, and is the second-largest 12-step organization. As of May 2016, there were more than 67,000 NA meetings in 139 countries. (Text and logo from Wikipedia.)
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Trinity on Mondays at 8:00 pm, and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous Women's Meeting is on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. There is also a Narcotics Anonymous meeting on Thursdays at 6pm, and on Saturdays at 7pm. These groups use the entrance from Water Street.