We are not reformers and we are not allied with any group, cause or religious denomination. We have no
wish to dry up the world. We do not recruit members. We avoid imposing our viewpoint on problem drinking
on others, unless we are asked to do so.
Within our membership may be found men and women of varying age groups and many different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Some of us drank for many years before coming to the realisation we could not handle alcohol. Others were fortunate enough to appreciate, early in life or in our drinking careers, that alcohol had become unmanageable.
The consequences of our alcoholic drinking (and thinking) have also varied. Some of our members had literally become derelicts before turning to A.A. for help. They had lost family, possessions and self-respect.
They had been in the gutter in many cities. They had been hospitalised and jailed. They had committed many grave offences - against society, their families, their employers and themselves.
Others among us have never been jailed or hospitalised. Nor have they lost jobs through drinking. But even those men and women finally came to the point where they realised that alcohol was interfering with normal living. When they discovered that they could not seem to live without alcohol, they too sought help through A.A. rather than prolong their irresponsible drinking.
All the great faiths are represented in our fellowship and many religious leaders have encouraged our
growth. There are even a few self-proclaimed atheists and agnostics among us. Belief in, or adherence to,
a formal creed is not a condition of membership.
We are united by a common problem, alcohol. Meeting and talking and helping other alcoholics together, we are somehow able to stay sober and lose the compulsion to drink, which was once a dominant force in our lives.
We do not think we are the only people that have the answer to problem drinking. We know that the A.A. programme works for us and we have seen it work for every newcomer, almost without exception, who honestly and sincerely wanted to quit drinking.
Through A.A. we have learned a number of things about alcoholism and about ourselves. We try to keep these facts uppermost in our minds at all times because they seem to be the key to our sobriety. For us sobriety must always be our first concern.
Welcome to our Public Information (PI) service.
The aim of this is to improve communications with Professionals and the Public Sector and to show how we can cooperate with your organisations in providing a free service to help with the growing problem of alcoholism.
For seventy five years AA has helped thousands of seemingly hopeless cases to recover from alcoholism through total abstinence: these men and women became sober, responsible members of society, through attending AA meetings, practising our 12-step Programme of Recovery, and helping others to recover from alcoholism.
PI is the public relations work of Alcoholics Anonymous, and aims to promote goodwill and provide a
network of services for all professional organisations and the media.
In all public relations, AA’s sole objective is to help the still suffering alcoholic. Always mindful of the
importance of personal anonymity, we believe this can be done by freely making available to you,
experience of what we are, what we can do.
How can we help?
All professionals are welcome to attend our “open” meeting in Kyrenia on the last Saturday of every month
We are willing to provide speakers to attend outside groups or speak to groups of professionals.
We have resources to use in talks at schools to help younger people understand the effects of alcohol.
We are willing to participate in local alcohol initiatives.
We are willing to co-operate with Professionals and offer our help in dealing with the ‘still sufferin alcoholic’.
We welcome opportunities to use Newspapers, Radio and Television to offer our help to those who still suffer.
What does AA do?
AA members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drink problem. They give person to person service or “sponsorship”, to the alcoholic coming to AA from any source. The AA programme as set out in The Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to develop a satisfying life without alcohol. This programme is dicussed at AA meetings.
Getting AA help for a problem drinker?
Give them the web address, where they can get contact telephone numbers or refer them to the local
English language newspapers which carry contact information.
Contact Information for Professionals
For more information please email email@example.com to contact the Public Information team of
Alcoholics Anonymous in North Cyprus. We never disclose or pass on email addresses to any third party. We will endeavour to respond to your email as quickly as possible.
We in A.A. are men and women who have discovered, and admitted, that we cannot control our drinking.
We have learned that we must live without it if we are to avoid disaster for ourselves and those close to us.
With local groups in thousands of communities, we are part of an informal international fellowship with
members in more than 100 countries. We have but one primary purpose: to stay sober ourselves and to
help others who may turn to us for help in achieving sobriety.
This website is neither endorsed nor opposed by A.A. World Services, Inc. Any opinions expressed here are those of Alcoholics Anonymous members, and not, necessarily, those of A.A. as a whole.Content copyright 2016. North Cyprus AA. All rights reserved.