Am I an Alcoholic?
We do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself. Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking. Try to drink and stop abruptly. Try it more than once. It will not take long for you to decide, if you are honest with yourself about it. It may be worth a bad case of jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 31
Desire to Stop Drinking
The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
There is no requirement for you to be an alcoholic to become a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
If you have a problem with alcohol you are welcome to come along to any AA Meeting to see for yourself how others practice a free, simple and proven solution.