About AA in Nottingham and Leicester
"...if drinking is costing you more than money, you have come to the right place."
This is the official site for Nottingham and Leicester Intergroup. Its aim is to provide information about Alcoholics Anonymous(AA), what to expect from us and where to find our local meetings in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. We are happy you are here.
If you would like to talk about your drinking to a recovering alcoholic who knows exactly how you feel then telephone:
0115 941 7100
8.00 am - midnight
Also 24Hrs Answering Service on the
National Number 0845 7697 555
These telephones are manned by volunteers who will be happy to answer your questions, or put you in touch with those who can.
NLIG covers the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, any AA group from outside this area that wish to join NLIG must attend an Intergroup meeting to explain the reasons for their request.
How can I contact A.A.?
In Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, or Derbyshire, call 0115 941 7100 8:00 - midnight. Otherwise, look for Alcoholics Anonymous in your local telephone directory. In many places a local A.A. number is also included in the useful numbers section. These telephones are manned by volunteers who will be happy to answer your questions, or put you in touch with those who can. If there is no A.A. telephone service close to you, write or phone the A.A. General Service Office for Great Britain.
AA members view alcoholism as a progressive illness, with a combination of a physical addiction to, and a mental obsession with alcohol.
How do I attend meetings?
If you think you have a problem with drink you are welcome to attend an AA meeting. Newcomers are especially welcome - meetings are the heart and soul of Alcoholics Anonymous and new members are our life blood. We look forward to seeing you! Together we can do things that would be impossible on our own.
At the time of writing there are 107 meetings in the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Derbyshire area each week. There are different types of meeting, at different times of the day, every day of the week. However most meetings tend to follow a similar formula and the chairperson will explain how things work at the start of the meeting. Another important thing worthy of note is that each meeting is autonomous and so can have themes or different topics. What they all have in common though is that their primary purspose is to help us stay sober through Recovery, Unity and Service within the fellowship. What we do suggest is that you try several meetings initially to find the ones that will work for you. Members often delegate a particular meeting their home meeting where they can become involved.
The "Where To Find" is a printed tri-fold card with all the meetings listed for the local area - these are free and copies can be picked up from meetings. These are published regularly to keep members up to date with any changes. A copy of our current WTF is available on-line here:
How we describe ourselves
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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