We Are Richfield Bloomington Alano
RBA Hosts Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Located at 9321 Bryant Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55420
Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble
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 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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Richfield Bloomington Alano Welcomes Newcomers
If you think you have a drinking problem or someone you know struggles with addiction, we welcome you to reach out to Richfield Bloomington Alano for help. This website provides information regarding Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and 12 Step programs for addiction recovery. You will also find links to websites with additional information about the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps by visiting our Resources page via the link on the menu bar. This section of the website is intended to provide a brief overview of what Alcoholics Anonymous is and what Alcoholics Anonymous does.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have a desire to stop drinking. Alcoholics Anonymous members are not certified or trained in the field of addiction recovery. AA groups do not accept outside contributions and are supported only through member donations. Alcoholics Anonymous welcomes everyone regardless of race, political affiliation, or religious beliefs. AA does not discriminate based on educational background or profession.
The purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous and Richfield Bloomington Alano is to provide a safe place for members to pass along their experience to help anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. Many of our members are willing to offer one-on-one support, or sponsorship, to people new to Alcoholics Anonymous or seeking guidance in recovery. With this guidance, the 12 Step programs for addiction recovery offer a path towards a new life that is quite rewarding. The Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps, along with our experience, strength and hope are shared during AA meetings.
Richfield Bloomington Alano offers daily meetings that support 12 Step programs for addiction recovery. See our Meeting Schedule for information on the various meeting formats; notes have been provided to help newcomers decide which meetings are appropriate for their needs. The Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps are also discussed in meetings to help those who suffer from drug addiction. Many of our meetings have a mix of addicts and alcoholics working towards the same purpose. Al-anon meetings offer support to people who have family or friends with drinking problems. Nonalcoholics are welcome to attend open AA meetings.
Alcoholics Anonymous and 12 Step programs for addiction recovery refrain from the following: AA members do not attempt to provide motivation for newcomers to recover from alcoholism or addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous does not actively recruit new members. AA does not participate in any research pertaining to recovery or addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous does not maintain attendance records or histories of our members. AA does not participate in councils of social agencies. Alcoholics Anonymous does not monitor progress or pressure members to participate in 12 Step programs for addiction recovery. AA doesn’t provide medical or psychological diagnoses. Alcoholics Anonymous and Richfield Bloomington Alano do not assist with detox services or prescribe medication for recovery. AA doesn’t offer education about alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous will not offer job placement or relationship counseling. Alcoholics Anonymous will not accept outside contributions or payment for 12 Step programs for addiction recovery. Lastly, AA will not provide letters of reference for its members.