In the kinship of common suffering, one alcoholic had been talking with another.

So Bill W., our cofounder, wrote of the message of recovery his childhood friend and longtime drinking companion Ebby brought to him on a November day in 1934. As we say today, a seed had been planted. Though Ebby was unable to stay sober himself, the following year Bill shared his own message of experience, strength, and hope with Doctor Bob, and thus Alcoholics Anonymous was born.

Since 1946 New York Inter-Group has been carrying the message and planting many seeds, over the phone and face to face in diverse settings, including prisons and jails and other locked ward facilities. In keeping up with changing times, we have gone live with a community calendar feature and online scheduling for telephone and web chat service commitments. Additionally, web chat will soon be fully rolled out as an additional means of communication.

Your support remains essential to maintaining these and the many other services groups in the Greater New York area have come to expect of us. To make a contribution, click on this link. And please consider making a recurring contribution; they enable us to gauge more accurately our yearly income stream and to plan accordingly.

With gratitude for your continuing support,

The Steering Committee of the Inter-Group Association of New York

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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.

A.A. Preamble

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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