Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as A.A., is a voluntary fellowship of men and women who share their experiences and strengths with each other. Founded in 1935, it helps individuals to recover from alcoholism. The fellowship maintains general service committees. Alcoholics Anonymous conducts meetings for individuals with alcohol-related problems. It maintains more than 114,000 groups and over 2,000,000 members in nearly 180 countries. Alcoholics Anonymous additionally publishes books, pamphlets and periodicals. The fellowship s A.A. Grapevine is a monthly journal that features stories about recovery from alcoholism. Through Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, it supports individuals in treatment and correctional facilities.