AA is popular and well-known all throughout the U.S. and around the world. There is no shortage of AA meetings in Mississippi, as listed 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 Mississippi and elsewhere.
Bill Wilson — a co-founder of AA — wrote a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. It was published in 1939 and is still in print today. Commonly called The Big Book, it contains some of what eventually evolved into the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is all about helping alcoholics live a sober life. All AA meetings in Mississippi exist for this very purpose, but meeting formats vary. Some meetings involve a main speaker and others have book studies and group discussions. No attendee is required to reveal any personal information about themselves.
AA meetings in Mississippi help people live in sobriety by giving them the information and accountability that they need. In a group that is all about sober living, they can recognize their addiction for what it is and do what they have to do in order to take control of their lives. They can do so free of charge since membership in AA does not cost any money.
No AA meeting in Mississippi is exactly the same as another. AA groups have one overarching purpose, but meetings vary in terms of their format and feel. Since everyone has their own, unique needs and personalities, a particular group will not be right for everyone. If you do not feel that a specific AA group in Mississippi is right for you, you can visit another one.
AA meetings in Mississippi are either “closed” or “open.” An “open” Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is open to anyone regardless of whether they have an alcohol problem or not. A “closed” Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is for alcoholics only.
If it is the first time that you look for an AA meeting in Mississippi, you might want to look for one that focuses on the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA. Any AA meeting in Mississippi will talk about them to one extent or another. However, some meetings discuss them in quite a bit of depth. Anyway, it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting — any AA meeting in Mississippi. Then you can make a decision as to whether you should return or try another group instead.
You might not find an AA group that you are comfortable with right away. When you find one that you are comfortable attending, you can consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to be successful in your recovery from alcoholism, you should have a positive mindset. It will go a long way in helping you make the most of Alcoholics Anonymous. You should keep an open mind and be receptive to all that AA has to offer. People worldwide have achieved long-term sobriety with the help of AA and so can you.
Of course, regular attendance at meetings is a must. If you fail to attend regularly, you might relapse. As part of an Alcoholics Anonymous group that you feel comfortable in, it helps if you talk to someone who has been sober for a few years. That person can be your “sponsor” and check on you. They can keep you accountable and help you to stay sober.
Our list of AA meetings in Mississippi is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Mississippi or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.