The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous extends across the United States and around the world. There are a lot of AA meetings in Maryland and 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 Maryland and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous started out with the work of Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. Oftentimes called The Big Book, it contains the gist of what eventually became the 12 Traditions of AA and the 12 Steps of AA.
Due to its effectiveness, AA has spread significantly within the United States and throughout the world. AA meetings in Maryland make it possible for alcoholics to get the help and accountability that they need. They can join a community of people they can relate to.
As an organization, AA has one central purpose. However, AA meeting formats vary. Some feature a main speaker or two and others make use of group talks. No one is required to divulge any personal information about themselves or talk if they do not want to. Just as well, there are no membership fees involved.
The location of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is something that you will consider when you look for an AA meeting in Maryland. However, keep in mind that AA group members differ and meetings vary in terms of their format. There are things you might like about a certain group even if it is not the closest one to you. As you visit AA meetings nearby, you will get a better idea of what works for you.
You probably want to know whether a particular AA meeting in Maryland is “open” or “closed.” “Open” AA meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend. “Closed” AA meetings are reserved for alcoholics only.
If it is the first time you visit an AA meeting in Maryland, it will help if it is one that focuses on discussing the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. If not, it is okay. Generally speaking, it is more important for you to simply attend an AA meeting nearby. Afterward, you can decide whether you want to return or visit another AA group nearby.
It could take time for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you find one, you should attend regularly and consider it your home group. Then you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
It is imperative that you have a positive attitude if you want to make the most of your time in AA. No one can be positive all of the time, but you should have a generally positive attitude and be open to all that Alcoholics Anonymous has to offer. AA members all around the globe have achieved a life of sobriety and so can you!
Also, please do not ignore how important it is to have a home group — one that you can attend regularly and participate in. It will help if you talk to a long-term member — someone with a few years of sobriety under their belt. That person can be your “sponsor” and keep you accountable. They can encourage you when you need to be encouraged.
Our list of AA meetings in Maryland is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Maryland or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.