The international fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for decades and is well-known throughout the United States and around the world. There are a number of AA meetings in Kentucky; 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 Kentucky and elsewhere.
A book called Alcoholics Anonymous published in 1939. Sometimes called The Big Book, it was written by Bill Wilson — a co-founder of AA. It is widely read to this day and it contains the essence of what eventually became the 12 Traditions of AA and the 12 Steps of AA.
AA groups are found in every U.S. state and in countries all around the world. AA meetings in Kentucky allow anyone with an alcohol problem to get the help, understanding, and accountability they need. They can get it as part of a community of recovering alcoholics.
AA meetings are all about living a life of sobriety, but meeting formats vary. Some meetings involve group discussions and/or a study of AA books and materials. Others have a lead speaker. No one is required to talk to divulge any personal information about themselves. Also, membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is free; there are no fees required.
AA groups and meetings differ from one another. They all follow the same principles, but one AA meeting in Kentucky might be very different from another one. You might prefer a certain group even if it is not the closest one to you. If you attend a number of AA meetings nearby, you can know what works best for you.
An AA meeting in Kentucky is either “open” or “closed.” An “open” Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is open to friends, family, and anyone who wants to attend. A “closed” meeting is reserved for alcoholics only.
If it is your first time attending an AA meeting in Kentucky, it will be helpful if it is one that focuses on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, what is most important is that you simply go to an AA meeting nearby. Then you can ask questions and make a decision as to whether you want to return or go elsewhere.
It might take you a while for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you do, you can consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
A positive attitude will go a long way in helping you make the most of AA. No one is positive all the time, but a generally positive mindset is necessary. You should be open to all that the program has to offer. AA members worldwide have achieved long-term sobriety and you can achieve it as well.
Please understand that it is important to have a home group. A home group is one that you can attend on a regular basis. It is also important to talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years. That person can keep you accountable, inspire you, and encourage you when they need to.
Our list of AA meetings in Kentucky is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Kentucky or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.