The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous extends throughout the United States and around the globe. There are plenty of AA meetings in Connecticut, as listed below. Our AA meeting directory is regularly updated; please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Connecticut and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous was published in 1939 and is widely read to this day. It was written by Bill Wilson and is sometimes called The Big Book. It contains the essence of what later became the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
AA meetings abound in the United States and all around the world. Because of AA meetings in Connecticut, alcoholics can get the support, understanding, and accountability that they need. They can be a part of a community of recovering alcoholics.
While Alcoholics Anonymous is all about sober living, AA meeting formats vary. Some involve book studies and group discussions. Others feature a main speaker or two. Nobody is required to talk if they do not want to. Nobody has to divulge any personal information about themselves. Also, AA membership free. Any money that is given is given voluntarily.
AA groups differ. No AA meeting in Connecticut is the same as another. All groups follow the same basic principles and all have one central purpose, but meetings vary in format. Group members also differ. There are things you might like about a certain AA group, and it might not be the group that is closest to you. If you do not fit in well in a particular AA meeting in Connecticut, you can always visit another AA group nearby.
Something you should probably know is that AA meetings in Connecticut are either “open” or “closed.” An “open” AA meeting is open to anyone regardless of whether they are an alcoholic or not. A “closed” meeting is for alcoholics only.
If you have never attended an AA meeting in Connecticut, and if you are new to the movement at large, a meeting that focuses on the 12 traditions of AA and the 12 steps of AA is most appropriate. With that said, however, it is more important that you simply go to an AA meeting nearby. Afterward, you can make a decision as to whether you want to return or go somewhere else.
Of course, you might not find an AA group that you are comfortable with right away. When you find one that you can attend on a regular basis, you can consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
A pessimistic attitude will work against you if you want to make the most of your time in AA. No one is always optimistic, and that is fine, but a positive mindset is essential. You should be receptive of all that Alcoholics Anonymous has to offer. Alcoholics in AA have achieved a life of sobriety and you can do it as well.
If you attend various AA meetings sporadically, it will not be very helpful for you in the long run. A home group is a must have — one that you can regularly participate in. You should talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a relatively long period of time. That person can be your “sponsor” and help keep you accountable.
Our list of AA meetings in Connecticut is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Connecticut or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.