Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?


Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking- stop telling you what to do?


Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?


Have you had to have a drink in the morning during the past year?


Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?


Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year?


Has your drinking caused trouble at home?


Do you ever try to get 'extra' drinks at a party because you do not get enough?


Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don't mean to?


Have you missed days of work because of drinking?


Do you have blackouts - i.e. no recollection or only a vague account of what events had taken place whilst you were drunk?

Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?

Do You Need Help and Advice?

If you think you have a drinking problem - take a minute to answer the questions opposite or have a look at a short video on YouTube by clicking here


Alcoholics Anonymous In the Poole and District area – You are not alone! 


If you think you have a drinking problem, and would like help to stop, call us on 01202 296000 (Local Helpline) or 0800 9177 650 (National Helpline) 

The phone lines are staffed by volunteer members of AA who will be happy to answer your questions or put you in touch with those who can.

There are several meetings in 

the Poole and District area every week

If you think you have a drinking problem and would like to attend a meeting then there are local meetings in the mornings, daytimes and evenings.

You do not need an invitation - just turn up


If you would like more information about AA Meetings in your area and what to expect once you are there you can phone the helpline on 01202 296000 or 0800 9177 650 


If you are a professional and would like to know more about AA in the Poole and District area please contact us. You are welcome to attend any of the AA meetings marked as 'Open'.


AA works with professionals employed and involved in numerous areas including






Please visit the Poole and District Intergroup page for more contact information  and how we can help you in your professional field. 



Poole and District Intergroup co-ordinate and organise all AA related activities in the area such as Public Information, Hospital Visits and School Talks and are active in Probation, Health, Prisons, and Armed Forces Liaison. If you would like to know more about the work of our intergroup click on the tab below.


Poole and District

Alcoholics Anonymous

01202 296000

Local Helpline


Visit any AA Meeting

No invitation is needed


Meetings marked ‘Open’ may be attended by alcoholics and non-alcoholics.


0800 9177 650

National Helpline





Alcoholics Anonymous, PO Box 1,

10 Toft Green, York, YO1 7NJ


01904 644026 (office hours only)