Having been around for years, Alcoholics Anonymous is well-known throughout the United States and internationally. There are a number of AA meetings in Alabama; they are listed below. Our AA meeting directory is regularly updated, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Alabama and elsewhere.
In 1939, a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Bill Wilson — a co-founder of AA — it is commonly called The Big Book today. It remains in print and it contains the essence of what eventually evolved into the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Over the decades, AA meetings have spread internationally and throughout the United States. Because of AA meetings in Alabama, anyone with an alcohol problem can get help, understanding, and accountability, all within a community of recovering alcoholics.
Even though they all have one central purpose, AA meeting formats vary. Some meetings involve a main speaker or two and others have group discussions. No one has to divulge any personal information about themselves or talk to anyone. Membership in AA is absolutely free; no fees are required.
If you need to find an AA meeting in Alabama, you might wonder which one you should visit. AA groups are not all the same. Members and meeting formats differ. You might prefer some things about a certain group over those of another.
Before you visit a particular AA meeting in Alabama, you should know whether it is an “open” meeting or a “closed” one. “Open” AA meetings are open to friends, family, and anyone who wants to attend. “Closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics only.
If you have never been to an AA meeting in Alabama, you should look for one that discusses in some depth the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA. However, it is more important that you go to an AA meeting nearby. You can then ask questions and decide whether you want to return or go elsewhere.
Of course, you might not come across an AA group that you are comfortable with right away. When you find one, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
A positive attitude is a must if you want to make the most of AA. It is not possible to be positive all of the time, but you should have a positive mindset overall and be open to all that the program has to offer. AA members around the world have achieved long-term sobriety and so can you.
Also, please know that you should have a home group. A home group is one that you can regularly attend and participate in. If you can talk to someone within the group who has been sober for at least a few years, do it. They can keep you accountable and encourage you when you need encouragement. In AA lingo, that person is your “sponsor.”
Our list of AA meetings in Alabama is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Alabama or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.