The international fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous extends throughout the United States and around the world. There are lots of AA meetings in New Jersey; 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 New Jersey and elsewhere.
AA was founded by Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. Known as The Big Book, it was originally published in 1939 with some of the tenets that later evolved into the 12 Steps of AA and the 12 Traditions of AA.
The fellowship has grown exponentially throughout the years. AA meetings in New Jersey make it possible for self-confessed alcoholics to find the help they need, all within the context of a community of people they can identify with.
Alcoholics Anonymous has one central purpose, but AA meeting formats vary. Some involve group discussions and others feature a main speaker or two. No one is required to divulge any personally identifiable information or talk if they do not want to. Giving money is not required.
When you are looking for an AA meeting in New Jersey to attend, location will probably be what you consider first. However, every group is not the same. Meeting formats vary, group members differ, and personal preferences inevitably come into play. As you visit different locations, you will get a better understanding of what works best for you.
Before you attend an AA meeting in New Jersey, you might want to know whether it is “open” or “closed.”. “Closed” AA meetings are reserved for alcoholics and “open” meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend.
Since AA meetings in New Jersey are not all the same, you might want to look for one that is focused on discussing the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and/or 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 group.
It can take some time for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you find one that you can attend regularly, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to take full advantage of AA, it is a good idea to maintain a positive attitude and be open to the ideas that are set forth in the program at large. AA members worldwide have successfully achieved long-term sobriety and you can do it as well.
Having a home group is important — a group that you regularly attend and participate in. It helps if you talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years. They can be a source of encouragement for you and help keep you accountable. In Alcoholics Anonymous lingo, they are your sponsor.
Finally, please remember that our list of AA meetings in New Jersey is regularly updated. Feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near New Jersey or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.