SEPIA Information

Information about the South Eastern Pennsylvania Intergroup Association of AA


The Seventh Tradition states: “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” While contributions cover each group's rent and other expenses, the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service. It is both a...

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The purpose of the Association shall be the administration and coordination of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) activities common to the various groups comprising the Association’s membership.

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History of AA in Philadelphia

On February 28, 1940, seven ex-drunks met in a room at 22nd and Delancey Streets in Philadelphia. The primary purpose of the gathering was to support the resolve of each of those present not to drink alcohol and to discuss a way of helping others like them to find a way to stay sober…

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