AA is well-known all throughout the United States and around the world. There is no shortage of AA meetings in Arkansas; they are 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 Arkansas and elsewhere.
AA was co-founded by Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, which was published in 1939. Still in print today, Alcoholics Anonymous contains the central tenets of what eventually evolved into the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA. It is commonly called The Big Book.
As an organization, Alcoholics Anonymous is about helping alcoholics live in sobriety. All AA meetings in Arkansas exist for this very purpose, but their formats vary. Some meetings involve a main speaker or two and others involve book studies and group discussions. Attendees are not required to reveal any personal information about themselves.
AA meetings in Arkansas help people live in sobriety by giving them the information and accountability that they need. In a community that is all about sober living, they can recognize their addiction for what it is and do what is necessary in order to take control of their lives. They can do so without having to pay any money since membership in AA is absolutely free.
No AA meeting in Arkansas is exactly the same as another. AA groups have one central purpose, but meetings vary in terms of their feel and format. Since everyone has their own, unique needs and personalities, a particular group will not be right for everyone. If you do not feel that a specific AA group in Arkansas is right for you, you can visit another one.
Something to know about AA meetings in Arkansas is that they are either “closed” or “open.” An “open” meeting is open to anyone regardless of whether they have an alcohol problem or not. A “closed” meeting is for alcoholics only.
If it is the first time that you look for an AA meeting in Arkansas, please look for one that focuses on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Any AA meeting in Arkansas will probably talk about them to some extent, but some meetings focus on them more than others. However, it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting — any AA meeting in Arkansas. Then you can make a decision as to whether you should return or try another group instead.
You might not find an AA group that you are comfortable with right away. When you find one that you are comfortable attending, you can consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to be successful in your recovery, you should have a positive mindset. It will go a long way in helping you make the most of AA. Keep an open mind and be receptive to all that AA has to offer. People worldwide have achieved long-term sobriety with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Of course, regular attendance at meetings is important. If you do not attend regularly, you might relapse. As part of an AA group that you feel comfortable in, it helps if you talk to someone who has been sober for a while. That person can be your “sponsor” and check on you. They can keep you accountable and inspire you to stay sober.
Our list of AA meetings in Arkansas is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Arkansas or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.