Alcoholics Anonymous is known all throughout the United States and around the world. There are a number of AA meetings in Massachusetts; you can find them 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 Massachusetts and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous was started with the work of Bill Wilson — author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, which was published in 1939. Today known as The Big Book, it contains the essence of what eventually became the 12 Steps of AA and the 12 Traditions of AA.
Over the years, the fellowship of AA has spread internationally and within the United States. Because of AA meetings in Massachusetts, self-confessed alcoholics can get the understanding, help, and accountability that they need. They can get it within a community of people they can relate to.
Alcoholics Anonymous has an overarching central purpose, but AA meetings vary in format. Some meetings have a main speaker and others utilize group discussions. Nobody has to share any personally identifiable information about themselves if they do not want to. There are no membership fees.
When you are looking for an AA meeting in Massachusetts, location is something that you will consider, but other things are important as well. AA meeting formats vary, group members differ, and there are things you might like about one group over another. You will know what works for you best over time, as you visit different AA groups nearby.
It is a good idea to find out whether an AA meeting in Massachusetts is “open” or “closed.” “Open” AA meetings are open to friends, family, and anyone who wants to attend. “Closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics.
If you are new to Alcoholics Anonymous and want to attend an AA meeting in Massachusetts, you should look for one that focuses on discussing the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. 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 might take a while for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you do, you can consider it your home group and attend regularly. Then you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to make the most out of AA, it is imperative that you maintain a positive attitude (generally speaking) and be open to all that Alcoholics Anonymous has to offer. AA members all around the world have achieved a life of sobriety and so can you.
Please do not dismiss the importance of having a home group — a group that you can attend regularly and participate in. 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 Massachusetts is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Massachusetts or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.