Members of the Hispanic Community Find Help and Hope in Alcoholics Anonymous

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The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) offers support and publications in Spanish to members and anyone seeking help with an alcohol problem.

NEW YORK, October 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Members of the Hispanic community find help and support to get and stay sober every day at meetings across United States and Canada. Those whose first language is Spanish also have at their disposal a range of AA books, pamphlets and other AA materials in Spanish, including Alcoholics Anonymous (“the Big Book”). The AA Meeting Guide app also allows users to search for Spanish-speaking meetings in their area or online.

To support local members as they extend A.A.’s hand to people struggling with their drinking, including those in the Hispanic community, the A.A. Association is asking the General Service Office (G.S.O.) to create literature and materials. Today, the production of the fourth edition of the Big Book in Spanish is underway, with a call for submissions of stories from members. While all A.A. literature and communications are published in English, Spanish, and French, this edition of the Big Book features stories from Spanish-speaking members who share their experience, strength, and hope.

Last year, Alcoholics Anonymous published “Hispanic Women in AA,” a pamphlet sharing personal stories of Spanish-speaking AA women across the country who reflect both social and economic diversity. “I felt like I knew them and they knew me, and soon AA felt like home. I realized that I could understand the program better in Spanish with Hispanic women, and that was very important at the beginning of my recovery.” (Esther, Hispanic women in AA)

In addition, the AA Grapevine, the international journal of A.A., publishes La Vina, a bimonthly magazine in Spanish that features stories from A.A. members on topics such as emotional sobriety, spiritual service, and more.

This month, a new book in Spanish by AA Grapevine, Emocional sobriedad: Más allá del horizonte, will feature powerful stories from AA members who describe the positive changes sobriety can bring when they practice AA principles in all aspects of their lives.

Anyone interested in attending an A.A. meeting can find one by contacting a local A.A. central or intergroup office or online through the A.A. Meeting Guide app.

Alcoholics Anonymous is for anyone who wants to stop drinking. For more information about AA, visit www.aa.org.

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SOURCE Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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