Alcoholics Anonymous is well-known and spread out all around the United States and the world. There are numerous AA meetings in Missouri; 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 Missouri and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous can trace its beginnings to Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, which was published in 1939. Simply called The Big Book, it contains the gist of what eventually developed into the 12 Traditions of AA and the 12 Steps of AA.
From its inception until now, AA has spread significantly within the United States and internationally. Because of their popularity and effectiveness, AA meetings in Missouri make it possible for self-confessed alcoholics to get the help and accountability that they need. Recovering alcoholics join a community of people they can relate to.
As an organization, AA has one overarching, central purpose. However, AA meetings differ in format. Some feature a main speaker and others make use of group discussions. No one has to share any personal information about themselves or talk to anyone if they do not want to. Also, there are no membership fees.
The location of a meeting is something that you will consider when you look for an AA meeting in Missouri. However, you should also keep in mind that AA group members differ and meeting formats vary. You might like some things about a certain group even if it is not the one that is closest to you. After you visit AA meetings nearby, you will have a better idea of what works for you.
Anyway, it can be useful to know whether an AA meeting in Missouri is “open” or “closed.” “Open” AA meetings are open to family, friends, and anyone who wants to attend. “Closed” AA meetings are reserved for alcoholics.
If you are new to Alcoholics Anonymous and it is the first time you look for an AA meeting in Missouri, you should look for one that focuses on discussing the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting nearby. Then you can ask questions and decide whether you want to return or visit another AA group nearby.
It could take a while for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you find one, you can consider it your home group. Then you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
It is extremely important that you maintain a positive attitude if you want to make the most of AA. No one positive all of the time, and that is okay, but you should have a generally positive attitude and be open to all that the program has to offer. Members of AA all around the globe have achieved a life of sobriety. So can you!
Also, please do not disregard the importance of having a home group — one that you can attend and participate in regularly. 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” and keep you accountable. They can encourage you when they need to.
Our list of AA meetings in Missouri is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Missouri or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.