(Explanation of the glossing system)
A-A FELLOWSHIP MEN WOMEN SHARE THEIR-rt EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH, HOPE EACH-OTHER. WHY? SOLVE SAME'circle' PROBLEM AND HELP OTHERS RECOVER ALCOHOLISM.
ONLY REQUIRE A-A MEMBER REALLY-WANT STOP alt.DRINK-ALCOHOL. HAVE-NONE D-U-E-S, F-E-E FOR A-A MEMBER. WE SUPPORT SELF HOW? alt.CONTRIBUTE.
A-A NOT CONNECTED RELIGION GROUP, POLITICS, SYSTEM. DON'T-WANT INVOLVED CONTROVERSY. NOT SUPPORT, NOT AGAINST ANY OUTSIDE GOALS.
OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE STAY SOBER AND HELP OTHER ALCOHOLICS SUCCEED SOBER LIFE.
Notes: FELLOWSHIP - (2h), circle around each other, NDH FO up.
SAME'circle' - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
OTHERS - [A dot], PO > NDS, FO away, twists repeatedly while moving in a horizontal circle.
RECOVER - (2h)[5:] touch FTs to shoulders, then close to (2h)[S] while moving away.
ALCOHOLISM - ALCOHOL DISEASE.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
DRINK-ALCOHOL - (2h)[bC], POs ><, FO away, alt. are lifted to the mouth with a twist as if drinking from a glass.
HAVE-NONE - (2h)[B], POs > signer move upwards past mouth and swing upwards and apart while mouth blows on hands as they pass.
CONTRIBUTE - [F] touches waist as if getting a coin out of one's pocket, then moves forward in an upward arc and lets go of the "coin".
CONTROVERSY - (2h), POs > signer, FOs ><, hands alt. rise and fall, hinging on the elbows.
PRIMARY - , PO down, FO away, supinates like the sign FIRST, but strikes the thumb of NDH [A dot], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: First.
PURPOSE - THINK MEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Purpose.
SOBER - [Bb], PO > NDS, FO up, hands moves away from face at nose level.
ALCOHOLICS - ALOCHOL SICK AGENT.
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 AA 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 achieve sobriety.