Following the in the foot of Bill Wilson, New Delhi India is actively promoting the cult of Alcoholics Anonymous while claiming it is only based on "attraction." The advertisements for Alcoholics Anonymous on an India TV show have caused the AA call centers to be overloaded and the website to crash.
What Alcoholics Anonymous is, what it does
Trends | Updated Jul 02, 2012 at 10:35am IST
New Delhi: Ever since the coordinates of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) were aired on the Aamir Khan-hosted Satyamev Jayate, the AA office phones have been continuously ringing and their website has crashed because of an unprecedented spurt in traffic.
But not many in India know about the entity and the help alcoholics or alcohol abusers can get there. AA, an international mutual aid movement founded in 1935, lists this as its main aim: "primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety". Built on strong evangelical values in consonance with 1st century Christianity, its founders Bill Wilson and Bob Smith, along With other early members, developed AA's twelve-step programme of spiritual and character development. They are called the 12 Traditions.
More about the call volume and crash of the website....
Satyamev Jayate gets AA drunk on its own success
Published: Monday, Jul 2, 2012, 9:15 IST | Updated: Monday, Jul 2, 2012, 1:13 IST
By Uttarika Kumaran | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
The General Service Office (GSO) of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) India, which operates from a tiny municipal school in Byculla, was bursting at its seams as nearly 100 AA members and volunteers attended to a torrent of calls after a national TV show flashed AA’s helpline numbers and website details, on Sunday.
In its ninth episode which first aired at 11am, Satyamev Jayate focused on alcoholism and featured interviews with experts and recovering alcoholics, including AA member Laxman. As the show’s producer and host Aamir Khan announced the number on air, AA offices across the country braced themselves.
Gajanan, Rotated trustee of AA India who was at the AA office in Mumbai, said, “The number was first flashed on the show at 11.37am and at 11.40am we received the first call.Within 20 minutes, the AA website had crashed. At 12.30am, all telephone lines were jammed and missed calls started piling up. Within the next hour, we received 8,600 missed calls.” By 4pm, AA centers across India had received 13,000 calls which jumped up to 28,000 by 7 in the evening after the show aired. At the time of going to print, More than 31,000 calls were recorded.....
A.A. Resources in India
GENERAL SERVICE OFFICE
India General Service Office
P O Box 16958
Mumbai, India 400 027 , India
INTERGROUPS AND/OR ANSWERING SERVICES
A.A. Service Centre (Calcutta)
Phone:Main: ( 91)33-2841202
Intergroup Of A.A. (Chandigarh)
Phone:Helpline: ( 91)94-17037358
Intergroup Of A.A. (Chandrapur)
Phone:Main: ( 91)7172-251443
Intergroup Of A.A. (Chennai)
Phone:Main: ( 91)44-6441941
Phone:Main: ( 91)495-9249994350
Wayanad A.A. Intergroup
Phone:Main: ( 91)4936-255255
Intergroup Of A.A. (Kharagpur)
Phone:Cell: ( 91)94-34414121
A.A. Service Center (Kolkatta)
Phone:Main: ( 91)33-2841202
Phone:Main: ( 91)932-6477682
Intergroup Of A.A. (Mangalore)
Phone:Main: ( 91)824-211573
Intergroup Of A.A. (Goa)
Phone:Main: ( 91)832-6570221
Central Mumbai Intergroup
Phone:Main: ( 91)24-122203
South Mumbai Intergroup
Phone:Main: ( 91)22-23842384
West Mumbai Intergroup
Intergroup Of A.A. (New Delhi)
Phone:Main: ( 91)11-55684980
Intergroup Office Of A.A.(Pune)
Phone:Main: ( 91)20-4468087
Intergroup Of A.A. (A.P.)
Phone:Main: ( 91)944-1119954