Alcoholics Anonymous

  Southwest Ohio General Service Area 56 

"I am responsible… when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,    I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that: I am responsible."


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Area 56 Information

Next Area 56 Meeting 08/16/2015

Monthly Service Meetings




Preamble of A.A. 

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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA 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 AA Grapevine, Inc.


Area 56 AA is not responsible for the contents of any website other than this one and makes no claims as to the propriety of posted events and linked sites.

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. has not approved, endorsed, or reviewed this website, nor is it affiliated with it, and the ability to link to A.A.W.S.’ site does not imply otherwise.

Area 56 Districts

Greater Cincinnati

District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10


Middletown, Hamilton, Oxford

District 11, 12, 13

Greater Dayton

District 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26, & 27

Piqua, Sidney, Troy

District 21


Celina, Greenville, Van Wert, and Wapakoneta

District 23

Batavia, Lebanon, Mason, West Chester

District 28


Adams & Eastern Brown Counties

District 29

Western Brown  & Southern Clermont Counties

District 30

Open for Expansion

District 20



Informed Group Conscience 12/22/2014

The Group Business Meeting: Where A.A. Service Begins

12 Concepts article from Fall 2011 Box 459

Twelve Tips on Keeping Your Holiday Season Sober and Joyous (Box 459) - Many of these tips apply all-year-round, no matter what and when your holiday season may be.

Area 56 Grapevine Survey Results (Graphical View) Click here for Graphs

What do we do with your contributions? Money.pdf

Rick S. on Dark Districts (2006)

Is Your Group Listed with GSO?

Benefits of being A RegisteredGroup.rtf

Service is not work but rather an opportunitybyAR.pdf


Ohio State Convention2011 byAR.pdf

Problem with AA is by AR.pdf

Traditions can be Fuzzy by AR.pdf

Area 56 Handbook Release 2.pdf

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.rtf


Preliminary Agenda Items for 2012 General Service Conference

61st GSC Report.pdf Posted 5/23/11

Alicia's Notes from the 61st General Service Conference. DelegatesDiary61.pdf

61stGeneral Service ConferenceAgendaItemsOnly.pdf

61st General Service Conference Final Agenda Items Every year, Alcoholics Anonymous takes a Group Conscience.  These are the items to be discussed at the 2011 General Service Conference.  Please discuss these issues with your homegroup and bring your group's conscience to Area 56's Mini-Conference, March 25-27, 2011.AgendaItems.pdf

61st GSC Here is the list of the agenda items that Area 56 looked at during our mini-conference and what the 61st General Service Conference did with them  AgendaItems.pdf

OLD Area 56 Handbook Release 1 .pdf

   This page was last updated on 12/22/14.