Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for a long time and is well-known throughout the United States and around the world. There are a number of AA meetings in Louisiana; 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 Louisiana and elsewhere.
A book called Alcoholics Anonymous published in 1939. Written by Bill Wilson — a co-founder of AA — it is sometimes called The Big Book. It is still in print and it contains the essence of what eventually became the 12 Traditions of AA and the 12 Steps of AA.
AA groups are found all throughout the United States and around the world. AA meetings in Louisiana make it so that anyone with an alcohol problem can get help, understanding, and accountability within a community of recovering alcoholics.
Even though AA has one central purpose and mission, AA meeting formats vary. Some meetings involve group discussions and others have a lead speaker. No one is required to share any personal information about themselves or talk to anyone. Membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is absolutely free; no fees are required.
If you search for an AA meeting in Louisiana, you might consider its location first and foremost. However, other things are also important. AA groups differ from one another. You might prefer a certain group over another even if it is not the closest one to you. After you visit a number of AA meetings nearby, you will know what works for you and what does not.
Before visiting a particular AA meeting in Louisiana, you should find out whether it is “open” or “closed.” “Open” Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend. “Closed” AA meetings are reserved for alcoholics.
If you have never been to an AA meeting in Louisiana, you should look for 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 decide whether you want to return or visit another group.
It might take you a while to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you find one, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to make the most of AA, it is imperative that you have a positive attitude. No one is always positive, and that is fine, but you should have a positive mindset overall and be open to all that AA has to offer. AA members worldwide have achieved a life of sobriety and you can do the same.
Please understand that it is important to have a home group. A home group is one that you can attend often and participate in. If you can, please talk to someone within the group who has been sober for at least a few years. They can keep you accountable, be a source of inspiration for you, and encourage you when they need to.
Our list of AA meetings in Louisiana is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Louisiana or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.