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Alcoholics Anonymous

Northern Illinois Area 20
(District 43)
Lisle, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Woodridge

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District 43 Serves the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in Lisle, Naperville, Bolingbrook, and Woodridge.
The District Business meeting (see Calendar for details) is normally held
the 2nd Sunday of the Month at 1:30pm at

WSFC
710 Ogden Suite 430, Naperville


Mail: PO Box 143
Naperville, IL 60566


District 43 Answering Service Phone:
630-355-2622


A.A. en EspaƱol:
847-695-7608

Web Page updates

  • Home:                 Feb.08,2014
  • Meetings:             Aug.08,2014
  • Groupvine:            Oct.09,2014
  • Events:               Aug.10,2014
  • Calendar:             Aug.08,2014
  • District_Service:     Mar.25,2012

Exceptions to the 2nd Sunday Schedule of District Meetings:
May 19, 2013: to not interfere with Mother’s Day
July 13, 2013: to coincide with the District Picnic



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The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His Will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

(Alcoholics Anonymous, pp.59-60 )



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The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous
  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
  6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

(Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition, p.562)



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U.S./International Links State of Illinois Links
  • General Service Office

    The General Service Office is the international office serving A.A. in the U.S. and Canada

  • Grapevine

    "Our Meeting in Print" is also online

A.A. Districts Bordering District 43
  • District 40

    Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Warrenville

  • District 41

    Addison, Bensenville, Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park

  • District 42

    Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Darien, Westmont, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook

  • District 51

    Counties of Will and Grundy
    Joliet, Morris, Peotone, Romeoville

  • District 61

    Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, La Fox, St. Charles

  • District 62

    Boulder Hill, Bristol, Little Rock, Millbrook, Montgomery, Newark, Oswego, Plano, Sandwich, Yorkville



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.

(Copyright by the A.A. Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission)




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