Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held all throughout the United States and around the world. There are plenty of AA meetings in Hawaii, 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 Hawaii (main island) and elsewhere.
Written by a co-founder of AA, a book called Alcoholics Anonymous was published in 1939. It is sometimes called The Big Book and is still in print today. It contains some of the central tenets of what eventually led to the famous 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA.
The Alcoholics Anonymous fellowship has grown and expanded all over the world, and its main purpose is to help people live a life of sobriety. All AA meetings in Hawaii have that purpose, but their meeting formats vary. For example, some meetings are led by a main speaker. Others have group discussions and book studies. No one in AA has to talk or reveal any personally identifiable information.
Thanks to the AA groups and AA meetings in Hawaii, alcoholics can learn to live without alcohol. A key feature of Alcoholics Anonymous is the community it forms, which is made up of recovering alcoholics. It provides people who are struggling with alcoholism an environment in which they can face their alcohol problem(s). They can benefit from all that AA has to offer free of charge; membership does not involve signup or membership fees.
No AA meeting in Hawaii is exactly the same as another. Together with AA groups worldwide, AA meetings in Hawaii have one main purpose. Nevertheless, they vary in terms of their format and feel. With everyone having their own, unique needs and personalities, one AA group or meeting might not work for everyone. If a specific AA group or AA meeting in Hawaii does not suit you well, you have other options.
AA meetings in Hawaii are either “closed” or “open.” “Open” AA meetings are open to non-alcoholics and “closed” meetings are for alcoholics only.
You might want to look for an AA meeting in Hawaii that focuses on the 12 traditions of AA and the 12 steps of AA. Any AA meeting in Hawaii will talk about them at some length, but you need to develop a solid understanding of them. Some AA meetings focus on them more than others. Either way, you need to simply attend an AA meeting — any AA meeting in Hawaii might do. Then you can decide whether you want to return or try another group instead.
It might take a while before you find a Hawaii AA group that fits your needs and personality well. When you find one, you can consider it your home group and attend regularly. After some time, you can check your progress with a sobriety calculator.
In order to be successful in your recovery from alcoholism, you should have an optimistic mindset and be receptive to all that AA has to offer. No one can be optimistic all of the time, but a generally positive mindset will help you make the most of your time in AA. Alcoholics worldwide have achieved long-term sobriety with Alcoholics Anonymous. So can you.
Of course, you might relapse if you fail to attend meetings regularly. If you are part of a Hawaii AA group that you feel comfortable in, please talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a long time. They can keep you accountable and be there when you need to talk to them.
Our list of AA meetings in Hawaii is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Hawaii or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.