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Service & Responsibility Workshop

Print Media is dying, and AA's General Service Office has always relied on Book Sales to meet its operating budget.

“Service & Participation Third Legacy Workshop” -- for more details/flyers/contact information, please visit Workshop Event Page Link.

Young People and A.A.

The trustees' literature committee is seeking current sharing from young people in A.A.

To find how you or your group can get involved, please visit the Story Solicitation link on aa.org, today!

Hopitals & Institutions Meeting A Week Later in Nov, 2016

The Harbor Area Hospitals & Institutions Committee will meet on the fourth Wednesday of November. It is meeting at its usual location, on Nov 23, 2016, and future meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, starting December 2016. For more details, please check the H&I Page.

A.A. and the Davis Articles

Clarence S., the founder of Cleveland's first A.A. group, decided to promote the local Fellowship by inviting a freelance reporter named Elrick B. Davis to attend the group's meetings and write a series of articles about his experience for The Cleveland Plain Dealer. History records that Davis may well not have been an alcoholic himself and Clarence was soundly criticized by his fellow A.A.'s for what some saw as a sneaky and unprincipled trespass on their right to privacy. But the Davis articles sparked an unprecedented influx of alcoholics into the fledgling A.A. community in Cleveland. Within one month, the founding members of the first Cleveland group claim to have fielded at least five hundred calls from alcoholics seeking help and within a year, the number of local A.A. groups numbered between 20 and 30 with hundreds of members. This month, the HACO Archives presents the entire series of seven articles penned by Davis.

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Questions about Alcoholics Anonymous

"We do not like to pronounce any individual as an Alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself." - Alcoholics Anonymous, Ch 3

  • Is AA for You?  (available with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.)

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A Brief History of the Harbor Area Central Office

The Harbor Area Central Office was first formed in May of 1948 in the Long Beach home of Clarence and Flossie L. It was listed as Alcoholics Anonymous Harbor District. In 1950, Central Office had it first location on Molino Avenue. In 1952 there were 52 registered groups using the services of Central Office. Over the years that number has grown. By 1960 there were 62 groups registered and to date 756 meetings have registered with Central Office. On June 1, 1997 Central Office moved to its current location. On June 8th, 1997 there was a grand opening of the new office currently located at 3450 E. Spring Street. (Taken from “A Brief History of the Harbor Area Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous 1948-2008”.) Central Office has always had a list of volunteers to answer the phones for the Alcoholic that still suffers who may be looking for a meeting or in need of literature.

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About A.A.

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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA 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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A.A. Literature

Hospitals & Institutions

Before there was a "Big Book", Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, the "AA Grapevine" or General Service -- before there were meetings, clubs, conventions or any AA literature -- before there was an H&I committee, there was a visit to an Akron hospital where "one drunk talked to another."

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Harbor Light

Harbor Light
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There are numerous ways you can be of service to the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Harbor Area.

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