Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are popular internationally and within the United States. There are a number of AA meetings in Alaska, as listed below. Our AA meeting directory is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Alaska and elsewhere.
Bill Wilson, an AA co-founder, wrote a book called Alcoholics Anonymous and published it in 1939. It is often called The Big Book and is still in print. It contains ideas that eventually led to the development of the famous 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA.
As an organization, Alcoholics Anonymous is committed to helping alcohol addicts live without imbibing. All AA meetings in Alaska hold the same basic principles, but their meeting formats vary. Some meetings feature a main speaker and others have book studies and group discussions. No one is required to talk or reveal any personally identifiable information.
Thanks to the many AA meetings in Alaska, alcoholics can be equipped to live a life of sobriety. Community is an important feature of AA. In a community of people in recovery, alcoholics can have accountability, fellowship, and the resources they need for sober living. They can be a part of AA free of charge. Membership in Alcoholics Anonymous does not involve any mandatory fees whatsoever.
AA groups worldwide have one overarching purpose. However, meetings differ in terms of their feel and format. One AA group or AA meeting in Alaska is not exactly the same as another. Since you have your own, unique needs and personality, some AA groups might not work for you as well as others. If a specific AA group or AA meeting in Alaska does not work for you, there are other options.
AA meetings in Alaska are “closed” or “open.” “Open” AA meetings are open to non-alcoholics; “closed” meetings are meant for alcoholics only.
If it is the first time that you look for an AA meeting in Alaska, you might want to look for one that focuses on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Any AA meeting in Alaska will talk about them at some length, but you need to dive into them deeply. Some AA meetings and groups focus on them more than others. That should not stop you from getting started, though. You should simply attend an AA meeting — any AA meeting in Alaska. Then you can decide whether you want to return or try another group instead.
It might be some time before you find an Alaska AA group that is right for you. When you do, you can consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
A successful recovery from alcoholism requires an optimistic mindset. No one is optimistic all of the time, but a generally positive mindset will help you make the most of your time in AA. Read the group’s literature and take advantage of all that AA has to offer. With the help of AA, addicts worldwide have achieved long-term sobriety. So can you.
Of course, you might relapse if you fail to regularly attend AA meetings. If you are part of an Alaska AA group that you feel comfortable in, please talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years at the very least. They can keep you accountable and help you stay sober.
Our list of AA meetings in Alaska is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Alaska or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.