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Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are found all over the United States and around the world. There are plenty of AA meetings in New York and you can find them below. On our AA meeting directory, you can also find AA meetings near New York and elsewhere. It is regularly updated, so please feel free to bookmark this page.

What are AA Meetings All About?

The international fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by Bill Wilson — author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. Published in 1939 and still in print, it is known as The Big Book. It contains some of the tenets that evolved into the 12 Steps of AA and 12 Traditions of AA

Due to its effectiveness, Alcoholics Anonymous has grown significantly over the years, and AA meetings can be found all over the world. AA meetings in New York make it possible for alcoholics to find the help and support that they need — all within the context of a community of people they can identify with.

AA meetings vary in format, but they all have one central purpose. Some feature a main speaker and others are centered around group discussions. No money is required for membership and no personal information is required of anyone who attends. No one has to talk if they do not want to. 

Choosing the Right AA Meeting in New York

When trying to decide which AA meeting in New York to attend, location is an obvious and important factor to consider. However, it is not the only thing that matters. Meeting formats vary and group members differ. Personal preferences become apparent over time, after visiting numerous locations.

Before you attend an AA meeting, you should find out whether it is “open” or “closed” — especially if you want to take someone along with you. “Open” AA meetings are open to friends, family, and anyone who wishes to attend. “Closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics only. 

If you are new to the community, you might want to attend a meeting that is focused on discussing the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, it is more important to simply attend an AA meeting nearby; any meeting will do. Afterward, you can determine whether you would like to return or visit another group nearby.

It can take some time to find an AA group in New York that you are comfortable with. When you find one that you think will best suit your needs, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.

Taking Advantage of AA Meetings

When you attend an AA meeting in New York, you probably want to take full advantage of what it has to offer. A positive attitude is important and so is a general openness to the learning opportunities that you will encounter. Throughout the decades, members of AA groups all over the world have successfully achieved long-term sobriety.

Sporadically attending various groups is not ideal. Having a home group is ideal — one  that you attend regularly and participate in. If you can, you should talk to someone within the group who has a few years of sobriety under their belt. They can help keep you accountable and be a source of encouragement to you.

Anyway, you can be proud of yourself for seeking help. Our list of AA meetings in New York is regularly updated, so please bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near New York and all across the U.S.

As you make progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.