Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: The Kozhikode Inter Group of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) observed its fourth anniversary at a programme held at the Town Hall here on Sunday.

Good participation

Members of the group and their families participated in the day-long event which focussed on weaning away those addicted to alcohol and drugs, and the ways and means of forming a fellowship of mutual help and counselling in such instances.

AA’s objective was also to involve family members in the initiative since it was the family that was most affected if a member was addicted to alcohol.

“Our basic dictum is to keep off alcohol through a recovery regimen, and this what we have been stressing at all our programmes, including group meetings,” said AA organisers.

Sharing experiences and views of both AA and Alnon (women’s wing) was a major programme at the event.

AA’s activities

The speakers claimed that those addicted had been attracted by AA’s efforts to contain alcoholism. Basically, the effort was to bring about a change in the mindset of the addicted. The group meetings also provided a venue for self-appraisal and introspection.

No membership fee

There is no membership or other fee to be a member of AA. The members make their contributions on a voluntary basis. AA Simple Group, Ramanatukara, will organise a ‘Night Vigil’ programme on January 31, New Year eve, from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. For details contact Kozhikode Inter Group, P.B. No. 11, Ramanatukara, P.O. Kozhikode -673 633. Telephone: 9387271545; 9387494750; 9995036626.