This Is How to Find an AA Meeting in Your Area

This Is How to Find an AA Meeting in Your Area

This Is How to Find an AA Meeting in Your Area

If you need to find an AA meeting, we are here to make things easier. This informative guide will help you get a time and a place.

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With more than 123,000 Alcoholics Anonymous groups worldwide, the AA community is enormous and always open to new members.

People join AA to get the support and accountability they need to help them stay sober. You don’t have to be an alcoholic to participate in AA meetings. Recovering drug addicts and those who have already recovered fully are welcome to participate as well.

But how can you find an AA meeting locally to be a part of?

That’s what you’re going to learn here. Keep reading to discover a few different ways to find AA meetings near you.

Find an AA Meeting on the Alcoholics Anonymous Website

The simplest and most straightforward way to begin attending AA is to visit the Alcoholics Anonymous official website. There, you can browse lists of registered AA meetings by state or region.

Keep in mind that finding a local meeting is only the first step. Every AA group is different with its own climate and culture. You will probably want to visit a few different meetings to find the one that feels right to you.

You can find AA groups in the U.S. and Canada here.

Use the AA Meeting Finder App

AA now has a mobile app for finding meeting locations. Developed by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, the Meeting Guide app is free to download on iOS and Android.

You can learn more about the Meeting Guide app here.

Contact Your Local Community Center or Library

AA meetings are held in all sorts of places, from churches to libraries to community centers. Wherever it’s held, if there’s a meeting near you, someone at your local library or community center should know about it.

If you have a counselor, therapist, or pastor, they might be able to tell you where and what time local AA groups meet, too.

Join a Virtual AA Meeting Online

AA has successfully kept pace with technology, with groups now meeting virtually through applications like Zoom. The AA Online Intergroup website provides a directory of virtual meetings that people can join.

Virtual meetings are fantastic for those who live in rural areas and can’t make it to in-person meetings very often. However, it’s recommended that members attend at least one in-person meeting when they’re starting out with AA

You can browse the OIAA virtual meeting directory here.

Begin Your Path to Sobriety Today

No matter where you are on your journey to addiction recovery, AA meetings can be a source of valuable support and encouragement. You now have several ways to find an AA meeting near you.

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