Clean and Sober! 20th Anniversary of AA Inter-group Celebrated
Mangaluru: The 20th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)- Mangaluru was celebrated at St Sebastian Hall -Bendore here on Sunday, 2 October 2016. The attendance was more than expected, with over 1000 members of Alcoholics Anonymous along with their families took part in the function. The annual report and accounts of the Intergroup were read by the office bearers. The new office bearers of the Intergroup took charge, and they have chalked out a plan for an international convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in Mangaluru in January 2018. More than 2500 , people from all over the world are expected to join in the convention.
Today’s function was attended by a large number of people not only from Mangaluru and Dakshina Kannada but also from Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Bengaluru, Hassan, Davangere, Mysuru, Kerala, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The chairman of the function Rohan Colaco congratulated the Intergroup on its anniversary, where he added that he has seen the development of this Intergroup over the years and that this Intergroup was instrumental in the start of Intergroups in Malnad and Udupi. He pledged to work for Alcoholics Anonymous in the years to come. He especially thanked the Goa fellowship for their participation in large numbers in the programs of AA held at Mangaluru.
The chief guest of the function IGP Arun Chakravarty-Western Range was all praise for Alcoholics Anonymous members. He said that he is a witness to the wonderful life lead by the members after they transform themselves.
In conclusion, if you repeatedly drink more than you intend or want to, if you get into trouble, or if you have memory lapses when you drink, you may be an alcoholic. It’s a matter of whether your drinking is stopping you from leading the sort of life you want to lead. If you want to control your drinking but can’t, then alcoholism is a definite possibility. But as far as AA is concerned whether you’re an alcoholic is for you to decide. It’s not up to anyone in AA to tell you whether you are or not. They would recommend you come to an AA meeting or at least contact someone in AA and talk them about your problem.
What is Alcoholics Anonymous? They are a Fellowship of men and women who have lost the ability to control their drinking and have found themselves in various kinds of trouble as a result of drinking. They attempt—most of them successfully—to create a satisfying way of life without alcohol. For this, they need the help and support of other alcoholics in AA. If you need more details or want to to be a member of AA- Contact Numbers of AA: 9449054989, 9448723327, 9845807190, 8904735339.