Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to stay sober and help completely different alcoholics achieve sobriety. AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical. Its 1 membership requirement is also a desire to stop drinking. The AA program of recovery is set forth within the Twelve Steps.
AA was founded in the city, Ohio when in 1935 one alcoholic, Bill Wilson, talked to a different alcoholic, Bob Smith, concerning the nature of alcoholism and a potential solution.