Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are spread out throughout the United States and around the world. There are numerous AA meetings in Michigan and you can find them 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 Michigan and elsewhere.
What are AA Meetings All About?
Alcoholics Anonymous has its beginnings in the work of Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, which is today known as The Big Book. Originally published in 1939 and in print today, it contains some of what later evolved into the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Due to its apparent effectiveness, the international fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous has grown exponentially over the years. AA meetings in Michigan make it so that self-confessed alcoholics can find the help they need, all within a community of people they can identify with.
Alcoholics Anonymous has one central purpose, but AA meeting formats vary. Some meetings are centered around group discussions and others have a main speaker or two. No one is required to talk or provide personally identifiable information if they do not want to. No money is required of anyone.
Choosing the Right AA Meeting in Michigan
When trying to decide which AA meeting in Michigan to attend, location is an important factor that will come into play. However, it is not the only thing you should consider. Meeting formats, group members, and other things matter as well. Over time, you will have a better understanding of what works for you.
Before you attend an AA meeting in Michigan, you might want to know whether it is “open” or “closed.”. “Closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics and “open” meetings are open to everyone.
Keep in mind that AA meetings in Michigan vary in format. If you are new to the community, you probably want to attend one that is focused on discussing the 12 steps of AA or the 12 traditions of AA. However, it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting nearby. Then you can decide whether you want to return or visit another group nearby.
Finding an AA group that you are comfortable in can take some time. When you find one that works for you, you can consider it your home group and attend regularly. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
Taking Advantage of AA Meetings
Taking full advantage of an AA meeting in Michigan requires that you have a positive attitude and an openness to the learning opportunities that you will encounter. Over the years, members of AA groups all over the world have achieved both short-term and long-term sobriety.
A home group is important to your overall success. That is a group that you regularly attend and participate in. If you are comfortable talking to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years, please do so. As your sponsor (as they are called in group lingo), they can help keep you accountable and be a source of encouragement for you.
Finally, our list of AA meetings in Michigan is regularly updated. Feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Michigan or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.