Alcoholics Anonymous is popular and well-known all throughout the United States and around the world. There are a number of AA meetings in Indiana; they are listed below. Our AA meeting directory is regularly updated, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Indiana and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous can trace its origins to Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, published in 1939. Commonly called The Big Book, it contains the essence of what eventually developed into the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Over the years, AA has spread within the United States and internationally. Due to their popularity and effectiveness, AA meetings in Indiana make it so that self-confessed alcoholics can get the help and accountability that they need. They can get it as part of a community of people they can relate to.
The organization at large has one overarching, central purpose. However, AA meetings vary in format. Some meetings feature a main speaker and others utilize group discussions. No one has to share any personal information about themselves if they do not want to and there are no membership fees.
The particular location of a meeting is something that you will consider when you look for an AA meeting in Indiana. There are other things you should also consider, though. AA group members differ, meeting formats vary, and you might like some things about a certain group even if it is not the one that is closest to you. You will know what works for you best after you visit different AA groups nearby.
Anyway, it is a good idea to find out whether an AA meeting in Indiana is “open” or “closed.” “Open” Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are open to friends, family, and anyone who wants to attend. “Closed” AA meetings are reserved for alcoholics.
If you are new to Alcoholics Anonymous and want to attend an AA meeting in Indiana, you should probably look for one that focuses on discussing the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions 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 visit another group.
It could take a while for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you find one, you can consider it your home group. Then you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
It is imperative that you maintain a positive attitude if you want to make the most of your time in AA. No one is happy or positive all of the time, and that is fine, but you should have a generally positive attitude and open yourself up to all that the program has to offer. Members of AA all around the world have achieved a life of sobriety and so can you.
Also, please do not dismiss the importance of having a home group — one that you can participate in regularly. It will help if you talk to someone within the group who has a few years of sobriety under their belt. That person can be your “sponsor.” They can keep you accountable and encourage you when you need encouragement.
Our list of AA meetings in Indiana is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Indiana or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.