Our Office

March 31, 2023

Voice of the Group

Alcoholics Anonymous is set-up in such a manner that it runs from the bottom up. This means that the Groups run AA. Each Group in AA […]
February 24, 2023

How Effective is Alcoholics Anonymous?

For decades, scientists were unsure how well Alcoholics Anonymous worked. An extensive review of AA studies found that it outperforms other common treatments like cognitive behavioral […]
January 4, 2023

AA’s Beginning – Time to Do Outreach Again

A.A. began in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between Bill W., a New York stockbroker, and Dr. Bob S., an Akron […]
January 4, 2023

Tell Your Hospital or Treatment Experience Story

Bill emphasized that alcoholism was a malady of mind, emotions, and body. Bill learned this important fact from Dr. William D. Silkworth of Towns Hospital in […]
November 29, 2022

Is Politics Seeping Into AA?

We have received many calls and emails at the CDO with concerns that politics have been inappropriately being discussed at AA meetings.  We have clear instructions […]
November 29, 2022

Tell Your Zoom AA Meeting Story

The Cleveland District Office is interested in our memberships’ experience with Zoom Meetings during the COVID 19 lockdown. Within a very short period of time, meetings […]
October 11, 2022

A Good Memory of a Good Friend

I attended an incredible rustic retreat one time in the north of Lower Michigan, near Charlevoix. How did I find out about this small event? From […]
July 29, 2021

AA Preamble Change Approved

At the 71st General Service Conference annual meeting, held online over April 17 to April 25, 2021, a revision to the AA Preamble was approved through […]
July 27, 2021

What Can a Central Office Do For Me?

First, what is an Intergroup or a Central Office? A central or intergroup office, (e.g. AA  Cleveland District Office) is a service office of Alcoholics Anonymous […]
July 27, 2021

Money Talk

Money is a funny thing in Alcoholics Anonymous. We know that we don’t need much of it, but that we do need it, and most of […]
March 4, 2021

March Fund Drive 2021 is Different This Year

Dear AA Group Secretary or Member, The Annual Fund Drive for the AA Cleveland District Office began on March 1, 2021.  We come to you every […]
January 22, 2021

Biography of Ricardo “Dick” P.

01/06/1903—09/01/1989 Past Secretary/Treasurer, Cleveland District Office This is taken from several sources, but primarily from bios furnished to the Akron AA Archives by Charlie K. in […]