Albuquerque Alcoholics Anonymous

About Central Office of Albuquerque

What We Do

Central Office of Albuquerque exists to  to coordinate the work of groups of Alcoholics Anonymous in and around the Albuquerque area. Our primary purpose, like all of Alcoholics Anonymous, is to help alcoholics achieve sobriety. We do this by:

  1. Having a telephone that a “live alcoholic” answers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help the alcoholic who wants to stop drinking.
  2. Maintaining a schedule of meetings in the Districts we support in Central New Mexico, and publishing this schedule both on paper and on our website.
  3. Sell literature and other materials approved by Alcoholics Anonymous.
  4. Maintain a Media Library, and a list of on-line recordings of A.A. speaker events.
  5. Serve as a clearinghouse of information for all A.A. groups, report group activities, and events of area wide interest.
  6. Provide information about Alcoholics Anonymous to those who request it, by phone, by mail, or by email.

We have a small office that is managed by our Coordinator and Alternate Coordinator. Volunteers work at the office to answer the phone and make sales of the materials we have in inventory.

Our governing body is the Intergroup, comprised of group- and district-selected representatives. Intergroup meets once monthly. Intergroup sets policy. The Steering Committee of Central Office is composed of trusted servants who have specific duties (such as Treasurer, Schedule Editor, and Website Editor), make some management decisions about Central Office, and report to the Intergroup.

What We Sell

We sell all literature approved by the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, including publications produced by The Grapevine. We also sell sobriety chips, meeting materials (e.g., wall charts of the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions), and much more. You can see the price list here. We accept checks, credit cards, and cash.

How You Can Help

Central Office needs financial support and volunteers. You can learn about volunteer opportunities a little further down the page.

Financial Support

Central Office relies on all members to meet its mission. Support comes via monetary contributions, and by volunteer workers. Our latest Profit and Loss statement is further down this page.

You may make a contribution via PayPal here

Please click this button to make a donation to Central Office via Paypal (You will exit this site and return to it once your transaction is complete).

Central Office “exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” In order to accomplish this, your support is vital. You may see our financial status in the table below. Your Central Office is financed solely by:

Direct financial contributions from A.A. groups

Tax deductible contributions from individual members up to $3000 yearly. Your accountant or tax professional can advise.

Proceeds from sales of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services and Grapevine literature and other related A.A. material.

• Special events by and for A.A. members, keeping in mind our Seventh Tradition.

You can make a contribution to Central Office in several ways:

• Use the Paypal button at the top of this section.

• Make a monetary contribution via check or money order, payable to Central Office of Albuquerque. Mail or drop off in person at

Central Office
1921 Alvarado Drive, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

“Faithful Fiver” or “Trusted Tenner”, who contribute either $5 or $10 monthly. Set up Auto Pay or Bill Pay with your bank to automatically send us a monthly contribution in any amount you choose. Use our street address shown immediately above.

Contribute with a secure credit card transaction at Central Office.

You may see our current financial status here.

Volunteer Support

Desk Workers

Central Office cannot be fully effective without volunteers. We need Desk Workers, who work a regular shift, answer phone calls, and sell AA merchandise. This is a great opportunity to help the alcoholic in need. Sharing your experience, strength, and hope with an desperate alcoholic is truly one of the best ways to carry the message. Call Central Office at (505) 266-1900 to find which shifts are available.

To apply to become a Desk Worker, please drop by the office and ask for the application. Applications must be made in-person. You will receive the required training from the Coordinator, Alternate Coordinator, or an experienced volunteer.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is a committee that monitors and supports the overall operations of the Central Office. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings of Intergroup, which consists of representatives of groups listed in our Meeting Schedule. Steering Committee members and their responsibilities are available here.

Literature Pricelist

Central Office Price List

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Financial Status

Financial Status

The following table shows the Profit ad Loss Statement for calendar yea 2021. For calendar 2021, we are more than in the black – we’ve increased our cash position by about a month’s expenditures.

Central Office Profit and Loss Statement – Calendar Year 2021

As can be seen, the generosity of the Fellowship in the Districts served by Central Office (both groups and individuals) has been phenomenal! Our cash position has increased by over $7,100, which is slightly less than a month’s required expenditures. We require the generosity of our members to continue operating. Please consider donating, or purchasing your AA literature and sobriety chips through Central Office. Thank you.

Here is a link to a PDF version of the Profit and Loss Statement for November 2021.

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Intergroup and Bylaws

Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous in Albuquerque supports several Districts (the level of organization above groups and clubs). A map of the Districts is further down the page. Each District has a representative to Intergroup. Groups may also choose a representative to Intergroup.

Intergroup is the organization that formally oversees the operation of Central Office. All Albuquerque area groups are encouraged to elect an Intergroup Representative. Join us at the next Intergroup meeting, held the second Sunday of every month. at 2 p.m. Here are the dates for 2022:

January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8 (may be delayed a week for Mother’s Day)
June 12
July 10
August 7
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11

Albuquerque Intergroup Districts

Albuquerque Intergroup serves A.A. in the greater Albuquerque area.

• District 3
District 11
District 12
District 13
District 17
District 18

Albuquerque Districts

See a list of Intergroup and district business meetings

Bylaws for Central Office of Albuquerque

Steering Committee Members and Responsibilities

A.A. Guidelines – Finance

A.A. Guidelines – Internet

A.A. Guidelines – Central or Intergroup Office

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