Q. How can I find meeting information on your site?
Q. Can I attend a meeting online or by telephone?
Q. How can I contact the General Service Office?
Q. I want to buy chips/coins/medallions. Are they available through the website?
Q. What material is available from G.S.O.?
Q. Can I download and print A.A. literature from aa.org?
Q. Can I have Daily Reflections emailed to me every day?
Q. How can I make a contribution for myself or my group?
Q. Can I leave money to A.A. in my will?
Q. How do I find my group number to make a contribution?
Q. I’m a new G.S.R./D.C.M. Where can I find information on my position?
Q. I’m a new service committee chair. Where can I find information on my position?
Q. Where can I find the form I need to send to G.S.O.?
Q. How can I subscribe to G.S.O.’s newsletters?
Q. For Frequently Asked Questions on A.A. history
Q. My question isn’t answered above; whom can I contact to ask it?
How can I find meeting information on your site?
In our experience, the best and most detailed information about meetings is maintained locally. Intergroups, central offices and other local A.A. services have the most up-to-date and accurate meeting information. The General Service Office (G.S.O.) does not provide a meeting finder app. Our website refers individuals to their local service office, rather than trying to maintain a meeting list ourselves. These local resources often provide the opportunity to contact A.A. members directly.
On our site, you can search these local resources by city, zip/postal code or state/province. From our home page enter the location where you are looking for a meeting. The five closest A.A. resources will be displayed, as well as a statewide meeting finder, if there is one, and a list of General Service Conference Area websites. If you contact the nearest one, they should be able to provide you meeting information. If you can’t find the meeting information you are seeking online, we encourage you to call the nearest resource.
Another option is to do an online search for “Alcoholics Anonymous” and the town or region.
Can I attend a meeting online or by telephone?
A.A. meetings take place both online and by telephone. The Online Intergroup can provide information on online meetings. For information on telephone meetings, click here to contact your regional correspondent at G.S.O.
How can I contact the General Service Office?
A “Contact us” link at the bottom of every page provides information on how to contact G.S.O. Clicking on “Contact us” takes you to a page where you can direct your inquiry according to the department you want to reach, including General Correspondence in the U.S. and Canada; International Correspondence; Information by Service Committee Activity; eBook Inquiries; and Technical Issues.
I want to buy chips/coins/medallions. Are they available through the website?
G.S.O. does not produce or distribute chips, coins or medallions. A.A. does not have specific sobriety coins or other tokens that are used throughout the Fellowship. Individuals and local groups that choose to use sobriety tokens to mark sobriety anniversaries may purchase them from various sources, and the manufacture and style of these may vary from region to region, and even group to group. Because all A.A. groups are autonomous, the customs and practices for celebrating periods of sobriety remain a matter of local choice. A local central office or intergroup may be able to provide information on nearby customs.
What material is available from G.S.O.?
G.S.O. provides A.A. Conference-approved literature, videos, audios, Service Material and Guidelines. You can click here for a convenient place to find most literature currently available on AA.org. Not all of our literature is available online; to see the full catalog click here. To request something not available on this website, please clickhere to contact your regional correspondent.
A.A. Grapevine material is available on their website, www.aagrapevine.org. There is a link to the Grapevine site at the bottom of every page.
Can I download and print A.A. literature from aa.org?
Individuals may download a single copy of a book or pamphlet from aa.org for their personal use. Single copies of some pamphlets may be printed, and these are designated on the website. For complete information on downloading and printing literature from aa.org, please read the A.A. World Services Fair Use Policy here.
Can I have Daily Reflections emailed to me every day?
Daily Reflections is available on this website; you can read today’s reflection and browse other daily entries. Click on the “Daily Reflections” button in the top right corner of most pages or click here. You may wish to “bookmark” the page or save it to your favorites. We have been exploring the idea of delivering this daily A.A. reading by email, but have not yet found a solution that is both cost effective and mindful of individual privacy, in keeping with our Tradition of Anonymity.
How can I make a contribution for myself or my group?
Individual A.A. members and A.A. groups may make a contribution to benefit G.S.O. online or by mail. In keeping with A.A.’s Tradition of Self-Support, we do not accept contributions from non A.A. members. Individual A.A. member contributions to G.S.O. are limited to $3,000 per year; there is no limit for A.A. groups. For more information about A.A.’s principle of self-support, click here. To make a secure one-time or recurring contribution online, please click here. Contributions in U.S. or Canadian dollars payable to “General Service Board” may also be mailed to:
Can I leave money to A.A. in my will?
A.A. members may leave up to $5,000 in their will for the benefit of the General Service Office. This bequest can be on a one-time basis only, and not in perpetuity. For specific information about bequests, please contact the Staff Coordinator at G.S.O. In keeping with A.A.’s Tradition of self-support, we do not accept bequests from non A.A. members. For information on bequests to a local central office/intergroup, please contact them directly.
How do I find my group number to make a contribution?
There are several ways to find out the number your group was assigned when it was entered in the records at G.S.O. If you create a profile to make a contribution online, you can search for your group service number in the system. Your Area Registrar has access to this information and can provide you with your group service number. You may be able to reach your Area’s Registrar through the Area website; click here for a list of area websites. You may also send the group name and the town where it meets to the Records Department at G.S.O., click here.
I’m a new G.S.R./D.C.M. Where can I find information on my position?
Click here to read about getting listed with G.S.O. and obtaining material to help you get started as a general service representative (G.S.R.) or district committee member (D.C.M.). There are pages on G.S.O.’s website devoted to information for each of these positions. For G.S.R. information, click here. For D.C.M. information, click here. Additional resources can be found on the page for Getting Involved in A.A. General Service.
I’m a new service committee chair. Where can I find information on my position?
Click here to read about getting listed with G.S.O. and obtaining material to help you get started in your new role. Specific pages for committees on Accessibilities, Archives, Cooperation With the Professional Community, Corrections, Literature, Public Information, and Treatment contain pertinent pamphlets, service material, guidelines and workbooks.
Where can I find the form I need to send to G.S.O.?
Click here for a page with the following forms:
New Group Form (U.S./Canada Only)
New Group Form (For English-speaking meetings outside U.S./Canada)
Group Information Change Form
District Committee Member & Chair Change Form
If you need a form that is not on this list, please clickhere to contact your regional correspondent.
How can I subscribe to G.S.O.’s newsletters?
You can find information on subscribing to all of the newsletters available from G.S.O. here. From this page, you can also click on the logo of an individual newsletter to read and search current or past issues. Box 4-5-9, G.S.O.’s quarterly newsletter, and the About A.A. newsletter for professionals, are available electronically or by postal mail. Markings, the archives newsletter, is available by email only. If you need to contact someone regarding your current subscription, please click here.
For Frequently Asked Questions on A.A. history, click here.
My question isn’t answered above; whom can I contact to ask it?
For other questions, please click here to send a message to a G.S.O. staff member who can respond to your inquiry.