Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is widespread and well-known throughout the United States and all around the globe. There are numerous AA meetings in Ohio and you can find them below. Our listings are regularly updated, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Ohio and elsewhere.
The international fellowship of AA traces its roots to a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, which is today known as The Big Book. Authored by Bill Wilson and published in 1939, it contains some of the tenets that later evolved into the 12 Steps of AA and the 12 Traditions of AA.
As a movement, Alcoholics Anonymous has grown exponentially over the years. AA meetings in Ohio and the world over make it so that self-confessed alcoholics can find the help, support, and understanding they need. They can do so within the context of a community of people they can identify with.
AA meeting formats vary, but all conform to the central purpose and mission of Alcoholics Anonymous. Some feature a main speaker and others are centered around group discussions. No money is required of anyone, no one has to talk if they do not want to, and no personal information is required of anyone.
Location is an obvious and important factor that you should consider when trying to decide which AA meeting in Ohio to attend. However, it is not the only thing that matters. Meeting formats vary and groups have their own vibe or feel. Your personal preferences will become apparent when you visit different locations.
Also, it is important to know the difference between meetings that are “open” and those that are “closed”. “Open” AA meetings are open to friends, family, and anyone who wishes to attend. “Closed” meetings are reserved only for alcoholics.
Since AA meetings in Ohio vary in format, it is a good idea to attend one that is focused on discussing the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, it is more important to simply attend an AA meeting nearby. Once there, you can ask questions and figure out if you would like to return or go elsewhere.
Finding a group that you are comfortable with can take some time. When you find one that suits you, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you will be able to track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you attend an AA meeting in Ohio and would like to make as much of it as you can, it is a good idea to maintain a positive headspace. If you feel despondent, just know that Alcoholics Anonymous members all over the world have achieved a life of sobriety.
A home group will be key to your success. That is a group that you attend regularly and participate in. Also important to your success will be what is commonly known as a sponsor, or someone within the group with a few years of sobriety under their belt who can keep you accountable. They can be a source of support and inspiration for you.
Anyway, you can be proud of yourself for seeking help. Our list of AA meetings in Ohio is regularly updated, so please keep this page bookmarked. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Ohio or elsewhere.
Once you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.