There is no shortage of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the United States and around the world. AA meetings in Pennsylvania abound and you can find them below. On our AA meeting directory, you can also find AA meetings near Pennsylvania and elsewhere. It is regularly updated, so please feel free to bookmark this page.
Alcoholics Anonymous has its beginnings in the work of Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, which was published in 1939. Still in print, it is known as The Big Book. It contains some of the tenets that evolved into the 12 Steps Alcoholics Anonymous and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Due to its popularity and effectiveness, Alcoholics Anonymous has grown significantly over the years and meetings are found all around the world. AA meetings in Pennsylvania make it possible for alcoholics to find the help and support that they need within the context of a community of people they can identify with.
AA meetings vary in format, and they have one central purpose. Some feature a main speaker, some are centered around group discussions, and others utilize other formats.. No money is required for membership in Alcoholics Anonymous and no personal information is required of anyone who attends meetings. No one has to talk if they do not want to.
As you decide which AA meeting in Pennsylvania to attend, location is an important factor to consider. However, it is not the only thing that matters. Meeting formats differ and so do group members themselves. Your personal preferences will become apparent over time as you visit different locations.
Before you attend an AA meeting in Pennsylvania, 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 primarily focuses on discussing the 12 steps of AA and 12 traditions of AA. However, it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting nearby. Afterward, you can determine whether you would like to return or visit another AA group nearby.
It can take some time to find an AA group in Pennsylvania that you are comfortable with. When you find one, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
When you attend an AA meeting in Pennsylvania, you should take full advantage of what it has to offer. A positive attitude is paramount to your success 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 sobriety.
Sporadic attendance in various groups is not ideal. Having a home group is best — one that you attend regularly and participate in. If you are comfortable doing so, please talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years. They can keep you accountable and be a source of inspiration for you.
You can be proud of yourself for seeking help. Our list of AA meetings in Pennsylvania is regularly updated, so please bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Pennsylvania and all across the U.S.
As you make progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.