Who We Are
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of people 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.
The AA organization and Where District 4 Fits In.
Groups are the backbone of the AA organization. It is in the groups that fellowship towards recovery occurs. Ideally every group has representation in the district meetings (GSRs). GSRs are the primary conduit for passing AA related information up and down the AA chain.
Districts are organized geographically. Groups can belong to more than 1 district for the purposes of finding a meeting, but belong to 1 district in terms of organizational responsibility.
There are 93 areas in the US and Canada. Some states have multiple areas, some areas have multiple states. Areas are the information pass-through between districts and the GSO..
Our area is Virginia. aavirginia.org/
Northern Virginia Intergroup (NVI)
Our primary purpose is to help the alcoholic who still suffers. NVI works with the groups in the area to help carry the message. To accomplish this, the Northern Virginia Intergroup (NVI):
- Provides 24-hour telephone contact for AA information.
- Maintains a schedule of AA meetings in the area which lists more than 800 meetings a week.
- Stocks Conference approved literature for groups and individuals to purchase.
- Stocks Sobriety Chips for groups and individuals to purchase.
- Maintains a list of members willing to do 12th step work, such as give rides, talk, and provide temporary sponsorship.
Regular Intergroup sponsored support and services include
- NVI Monthly Meeting-1st Tuesday of every month. 7:30pm at the Fairfax Presbyterian Church
10723 Main St. Fairfax,VA 22030
- AA Hotline Training-1st Saturday of every month at 10am and located at10400 Eaton Place, Suite 140, Fairfax, VA 22030-2225
- GSR Training Workshops-2ndTuesday of every month at 7pm and located at10400 Eaton Place, Suite 140, Fairfax, VA 22030-2225
Events calendar around Northern Virginia: http://www.nvintergroup.org