The First Cebu Group of Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1984 and are still having their meetings in the same rooms at Redemptorist Church, located at Queen Street, off Juana Osmeñia Street, walking distance from the well known Fuente Osmeñia where Robinson Department Store is located. If you are looking for accommodation, there are both several regular hotels and cheaper hostels in the area.
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.
The Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble - Printed with permission of The AA Grapevine®, Inc
If you are looking for an AA - or Al-Anon meeting in any other parts of the country, please check out the list of meetings you will find on "database" on our Yahoo forum. You can register for free by clicking on the Yahoo button.
WE NOW HAVE A LOCAL HELPLINE!
YOU CAN CALL AND SPEAK IN CEBUANO/VISAYAN OR ENGLISH. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL - OR YOU ARE AFFECTED BY SOMEONE'S ALCOHOL ABUSE, PLEASE CALL (032)-406-1637 or CELL 0917-3090 118.
ALL HELP FROM ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS FREE, YOUR INFORMATION WILL STAY CONFIDENTIAL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO BE ABLE TO HELP YOU.
We are bringing the message of sobriety to inmates in e g Lapu Lapu City Jail every Wednesday.
Many of those spending their sentences there, ended up in jail because of alcohol. " This could have been me" are thoughts that gratefully come to mind when the meetings are over, and we can turn to a smiling guard as he closes the gate behind us.
Thank you to all of you who visit our website - "keep coming back" - or rather " hope to see you in one of our meetings ".