SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) — The District 1 of Northwest Alabama Alcoholics Anonymous in Sheffield will host an “alcothon” — or 30 hours of nonstop meetings — to help people during the holidays.

The event begins at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 and runs until 6 p.m. on Christmas Day.

One AA member, speaking with anonymity, told News 19 that the holiday season can be especially difficult for those struggling with alcoholism.

“They may be struggling in the moment, you know, battling whether they’re going to take a drink or not,” the member said. “We want to be here. We want the hand of AA to be available.”

The “alcothon” is open to anyone who struggling with alcoholism and wants to stop, or anyone interested in learning more about alcoholism. To contact AA in the Shoals are, visit

The group is also available via their hotline which is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week at 256-415-7719.