Welcome to AA Cincinnati Intergroup


Welcome to the web page of the Cincinnati Intergroup Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Central Office, by A.A. tradition, exists primarily as a service organization. It is the first point of contact with A.A. for many who believe they may have a drinking problem.

It’s an A.A. member at our office who answers the phone when anyone in the area calls Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Looking for a solution to an alcohol problem? 24 Hour Hotline 513-351-0422
A number of online A.A. meetings have been set up for those who wish to attend virtual meetings.

What is A.A.?

“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 A.A. 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 or 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 to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
A.A. Preamble – Reprinted w/ the permission of the A.A. Grapevine Inc.

Who are we?

“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.”

Twelve Questions Only You Can Answer
Is A.A. for Me?
Do You Think You’re Different
A Brief Guide to A.A.
This is A.A.
A Newcomer Asks
Frequently Asked Questions About A.A.

Does it cost to be a member?

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.

How Do You Become an A.A. Group Member?
“The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking” (Tradition Three). Thus, group membership requires no formal application. Just as we are members of A.A. if we say we are, so are we members of a group if we say we are.

Self-support: The Seventh Tradition
There are no dues or fees for membership in A.A., but we do have expenses such as rent, refreshments, A.A. Conference-approved literature, meeting lists and contributions to services provided by the local intergroup (central office), district and area, and the General Service Office of A.A. In keeping with the Seventh Tradition a group may “pass the basket” for contributions, and members are encouraged to participate.

Is it a cult or church?

We are not an organization in the conventional sense of the word… We are not allied with any particular faith, sect or denomination, nor do we oppose anyone. We simply wish to be helpful to those who are afflicted.”

Big Book – Foreword to the First Edition pages xiii-xiv
In simple language, we are not a religious organization, nor do we require any such affiliation.  We are bound in a kinship of common suffering, and by a program of action under the twelve steps that provide a way out. Our aim is to be inclusive, rather than exclusive, of all who suffer.

We have a few practices that may resemble what is observed in some religious practices, but they are found in many organizations, such as financial self-support.  While many meetings occur in churches, the spaces are only rented to Alcoholics Anonymous. The relationship between Alcoholics Anonymous and religious organizations was forged in the earliest days of AA because many disheartened clergy sent their afflicted members to us for the unique help we provide. Throughout the years, religious, social and medical organizations have embraced the methods practiced in Alcoholics Anonymous as a pathway to permanent sobriety, one day at a time.

The unique remedy is found in a path to Spirituality, which begins for many of us as a reliance on the AA Group for support.  The majority of members believe that our strength comes from a power greater than ourselves. Still, we are encouraged to “find our own conception” — it just has to be a power greater than ourselves. There is room for all shades of belief and non-belief. Many of us, in these skeptical beginnings, are surprised to tap into an unsuspected inner reservoir of strength, supported by our friends in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, that we eventually identify as a Higher Power.

Many Pathways to Spirituality
The “God” Word: Agnostic and Atheist Members in A.A.
One Big Tent: Atheist and Agnostic AA members share their experience strength and hope

Who can attend?

A.A. today represents “a membership whose characteristics – of age, gender, race and culture – have widened and have deepened to encompass virtually everyone the first 100 members could have hoped to reach.”
Big Book – Foreword to the Fourth Edition pg. xxiii

At “open meetings,” speakers tell how they drank, how they discovered A.A., and how its program has helped them. Members may bring relatives or friends, and usually anyone interested in A.A. is also welcome to attend “open meetings” as an observer.

Closed meetings” are for alcoholics only. These are group discussions, and any members who want to may speak up, to ask questions and to share their thoughts with fellow members. At “closed meetings,” A.A.s can get help with personal problems in staying sober and in everyday living. Some other A.A.s can explain how they have already handled the same problems — often by using one or more of the Twelve Steps.

Do You Think You’re Different?
A.A. and the Armed Forces
A.A. for the Native North American
A.A. for the Older Alcoholic
A.A. for Alcoholics with Mental Health issues – and their Sponsors
A.A. for the Black and African American Alcoholic
A Message to Teenagers
Access to A.A. – Members share on overcoming barriers
Behind the Walls: A Message of Hope
Hispanic Women in A.A.
LGBTQ Alcoholics in A.A.
Problems Other Than Alcohol
Women in A.A.
Young People in A.A.

I’m here…Now what?

There are a variety of formats for A.A. meetings and each meeting takes on the feel of their local area. At most meetings you will hear members talk about what drinking did to them and to those around them. Most also share what actions they took to stop drinking and how they are living their lives today.

What to Expect at an A.A. Meeting
The A.A. Group…Where It All Begins
Questions & Answers on Sponsorship

Find A Meeting in Cincinnati Today!
Finding a meeting by your current location or zip code!

Please visit our office at 2300 Florence Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Monday 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday 11:00am-6:00pm Wednesday 10:00a-5:00pm Thursday 11:00am-6:00pm Friday 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm

Books, pamphlets and other materials are available at most of our meetings, clubhouses, and our Central Service Office at 2300 Florence Avenue (Walnut Hills) Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. Call is at 513-351-0422 or click here to email us.

Help carry the AA message

AA is built on one alcoholic helping another. Everyone has a story. We are all part of a great whole, which is greater than the sum of its parts. There may be someone only you can reach.

What can you do? Join us, we meet 2nd Monday of Each Month @ 7:30 PM, New Rep Orientation @ 7:00 PM. THERE IS NO INTERGROUP MEETING IN JULY Now we are meeting in-person at Hyde Park Bethlehem United Church of Christ 3799 Hyde Park Ave. @ Madison Rd. Oakley 45209 at the corner of Madison Road and Hyde Park Avenue.

Volunteer Opportunities

Intergroup Representative

Represent your home group at our monthly meeting, serve on a committee or be an intergroup officer

Footsteps Newsletter

Write stories, help fold & sticker or serve on the committee.

Night Owl Hotline

Answer phones after office hours by having calls forwarded to your phone. Most volunteers serve one night our weekend shift of about four hours a month.

Central Service Office

Answer calls and help customers in our office. Most volunteers serve one day a week for about three hours.