Having been around for decades, the international fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is well-known throughout the United States and around the world. There are a number of AA meetings in Oregon; 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 Oregon and elsewhere.
In 1939, a book called Alcoholics Anonymous was published. It was written by Bill Wilson — a founder of AA — and is sometimes called The Big Book. Still in print today, it contains the gist of what eventually developed into the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
AA groups are found in every state and in countries all around the world. Because of AA meetings in Oregon, anyone with an alcohol problem can get the help and accountability they need as part of a community of recovering alcoholics.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are all about sober living, but meeting formats vary. Some meetings involve a study of AA books and materials. Others have a lead speaker or two. Nobody has to talk or divulge any personal information about themselves. Also, membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is free; no fees are required.
Not every AA group or meeting is the same. All meetings follow the same basic principles, but one AA meeting in Oregon might be very different from another one. You might prefer a certain AA group even if it is not the closest one to you. If you attend a few AA meetings nearby, you will more or less know what works for you.
An AA meeting in Oregon is either “closed” or “open.” An “open” AA meeting is open to friends, family, and anyone who wants to attend. A “closed” meeting is for alcoholics only.
If it is your first time attending an AA meeting in Oregon, it will be helpful if it is one that focuses on the 12 traditions of AA and the 12 steps of AA. However, what is most important is that you simply go to an AA meeting nearby. Then you can ask questions and make a decision as to whether you want to return or go elsewhere.
You might not find an AA group that you are comfortable with right away. When you find one that you can attend regularly, you can consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
The right attitude will go a long way in helping you make the most of your time in AA. No one is always positive or optimistic, but you need to have a generally positive mindset. You should be open to everything that AA has to offer. AA members worldwide have achieved a life of sobriety and you can too.
A home group is important to have. It is a group that you attend and participate in on a regular basis. It is important that you talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a significant period of time. That person can keep you accountable and be a source of inspiration for you. A person who does that is your “sponsor.”
Our list of AA meetings in Oregon is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Oregon or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.