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Alcoholics anonymous

an organization of alcoholics whose purpose is to stay sober and help others recover from the disease of alcoholism.
Abbreviation: AA, A.A.
Contemporary Examples

That year, Lohan started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and, in early 2007, checked herself into rehab for 30 days.
Lindsay Lohan’s Path to Playboy Marlow Stern December 13, 2011

A copy of AA Today, an Alcoholics Anonymous publication, rested atop the bureau.
Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life Paul Hemphill September 5, 2014

He agreed to stay out of trouble for six months and attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Another Fatal Shooting in Las Vegas John L. Smith October 21, 2013

It was a textbook wake-up moment—one that sent Bruno to Alcoholics Anonymous for help.
Of Love and War Penelope Rowlands October 24, 2011

That was the year he went to his first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune Mike Lupica September 12, 2014

It is the equivalent of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program for people who have lied themselves into a corner.
I Was Deluded to Believe Lance Armstrong When He Denied Doping Buzz Bissinger January 13, 2013

Sex-addiction therapy, sometimes known as sex rehab, is generally similar to Alcoholics Anonymous or drug rehab.
Is Anthony Weiner a Sex Addict, or Is There No Such Thing? Caroline Linton July 24, 2013

Indeed, in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, the case has been a source of particular fascination and gallows humor.
Heartthrob Jeremy London Hits Rock Bottom Jacob Bernstein June 29, 2010

A third vented about a friend who had badmouthed Alcoholics Anonymous.
From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals Matthew Wolfe July 27, 2013

Historical Examples

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), founded in 1934, probably is the most well-known self-help organization.
When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett

an association of alcoholics who try, esp by mutual assistance, to overcome alcoholism


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