Alcoholics Anonymous is well-known internationally and all around the United States. There are a number of AA meetings in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota and elsewhere.
Bill Wilson, one of the founders of AA, wrote a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. Originally published in 1939, it is still in print today and is often called The Big Book. It contains the essence of what later led to the development of the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The international fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous exists in order to help people overcome alcoholism and live in sobriety. All AA meetings in North Dakota hold the same basic principles, but their meeting formats differ. Some meetings are led by a main speaker and others revolve around book studies and/or group discussions. No one has to talk if they do not want to and no personally identifiable information is required of anybody.
Because of the various AA meetings in North Dakota, anyone who suffers from alcoholism can live a life of sobriety. In a community of recovering alcoholics, they can have the resources and accountability to do what they need to do in order to take control of their lives. They can benefit from Alcoholics Anonymous free of charge since membership does not involve any fees whatsoever.
No matter where they are located, AA groups have one central purpose and mission. However, no AA meeting in North Dakota is exactly the same as another. All groups hold the same principles, but they vary in terms of their format. Your distinct personality might mean that some AA groups or meetings might not work for you as well as others. If a particular AA group or AA meeting in North Dakota is not a good fit for you, there are other options.
AA meetings in North Dakota are either “closed” or “open.” “Closed” Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are exclusively for alcoholics and “open” meetings are open to non-alcoholics.
If it is the first time that you look for an AA meeting in North Dakota, you should look for one that focuses on the 12 traditions of AA and the 12 steps of AA. Any AA meeting in North Dakota will talk about them at some length, but you need to be firmly grounded in them. Some AA meetings and groups will focus on them more than others, but please do not let that keep you from getting started. You should simply attend an AA meeting — any AA meeting in North Dakota. Then you can decide whether you want to return or try another group instead.
It might be some time before you find a North Dakota AA group that is right for you. When you do, you can consider it your home group, and after a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
An optimistic attitude will facilitate your recovery from alcoholism. No matter what, you should remain positive and be open to all that AA has to offer. You should also study AA material. Read Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson, the 12 steps of AA, and the 12 traditions of AA. Alcoholics all over the world have been able to remain sober with the help of AA. So can you.
Of course, you might relapse if you fail to attend AA meetings regularly. If you are part of a North Dakota AA group that you feel comfortable in, please talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a long time. They can be your “sponsor,” encourage you when you need encouragement, and help you stay sober.
Our list of AA meetings in North Dakota is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near North Dakota or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.