If you are just beginning to investigate what Alcoholics Anonymous is, and if it could be useful to you, then the following links to the the A.A. General Service Office Web are likely to be informative:
You could also try to attend one or more “Open Meetings”, which are available to all. Then, (before or after the meeting), talk to the people running it.
If you've decided you “have a desire to stop drinking”, you would be welcome at any “Closed Meeting”.
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.
(Copyright by the A.A. Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission)
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:
(Alcoholics Anonymous, pp.59-60 )
(Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition, p.562)