**  Alcoholics Anonymous Australia is pleased to share information about AA in Auslan on the Karli Health Centre website.  Karli Health Centre wants Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who have an alcohol problem to know about AA.  AA is a safe place for people with alcohol problems to come together, share their experiences and support each other.  One day at a time …
**  All videoclips approved by AA Australia.
**  You can call AA Australia through NRS on 1300 22 22 22.
**  All videos show actors talking about AA and the journey to become sober.  The videos were made a few years ago, so some things have changed like we don’t use TTY much now!

Introduction – how AA gives support for people with drinking problems

Preamble – a brief explanation about AA

Jacqui’s Story – to find out where is a meeting near you, go to the AA website. Or you can phone in Melbourne 9529 5948 (through NRS).  Do you have NDIS money?  You can use it to pay for interpreters.

Rick’s Story

Susan’s Story – an important part of AA is for members to have a sponsor … are you an existing AA member and know Auslan? Yes? Contact us at Karli Health Centre!

Some Questions – some more explanation about AA

How does AA work? The 12 Steps – It is important to understand that AA talks about a “Higher Power” or God.  This does not mean you have to be religious or believe in God.  Higher Power can mean belief in the Universe, in something bigger than just yourself.

The Serenity Prayer – This simple prayer (or saying) is included in every AA meeting and it talks about learning to know the difference between what you can change and what you cannot change.