Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are popular throughout the United States and around the world. There are numerous AA meetings in Washington; you can find them 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 Arizona and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous can trace its roots to a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, which was written by Bill Wilson and published in 1939. Known as The Big Book, it contains the gist of what later evolved into the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Over the years, the fellowship has grown both internationally and within the United States. AA meetings in Arizona make it so that self-confessed alcoholics can get the support and accountability that they need within a community of people they can relate to.
The organization has one central purpose, but AA meetings vary in format. Some meetings involve a main speaker or two and others have group discussions. Nobody is required to share any personal information or talk to anyone within the group. Giving money is not required for membership.
As you look for an AA meeting in Arizona, location is something that you will probably take as having primary importance. However, other things are just as important to consider. Every group is not the same. Meeting formats vary, group members differ, and your personal preferences will eventually come into play. You will get a better understanding of what works for you as you visit different locations over time.
Before you go to an AA meeting in Arizona, you might want to know whether it is an “open” or “closed” meeting. “Open” AA meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend and “closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics only.
Again, AA meetings in Washington are not all the same. If you are a newbie, you should look for one that discusses the 12 traditions of AA and the 12 steps of AA. However, it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting nearby. Afterward, you can ask questions and decide whether you want to return or try another location.
It might take time for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you do, you can attend it regularly and consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to make the most out of AA, it is essential that you maintain a generally positive attitude and be open to all that AA has to offer. AA members all around the world have successfully achieved a life of sobriety. You can do the same.
It is extremely important that you have a home group — one that you can attend regularly and participate in. Just as well, it helps if you talk to someone within the group who has been sober for at least a few years. That person can be your “sponsor.” They can keep you accountable and be there for you when you need them.
Please remember that our list of AA meetings in Arizona is updated regularly. Feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Arizona or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.