Due to its long-time popularity and success, Alcoholics Anonymous has grown to extend throughout the United States and around the world. There is no shortage of AA meetings in Puerto Rico, 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 Puerto Rico and elsewhere.
AA began in part with the work of Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. Published in 1939, it laid out the gist of what eventually became the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA. Many people today simply call it The Big Book.
The main purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to help alcoholics live a sober life. AA meetings in Puerto Rico all have this overarching purpose, but meeting formats vary. Some meetings feature a main speaker. Others have book studies and group discussions. Attendees are free to remain anonymous. They are not required to talk or say divulge any personally identifiable information.
AA meetings in Puerto Rico and elsewhere make it possible for alcoholics to get help and understanding along with some much-needed accountability. As part of a community that is all about recovery, they are enabled to live in sobriety. Even more, membership is free. There are no membership fees involved. AA meetings are self-sustaining; money is voluntarily given.
No AA meeting in Puerto Rico is exactly the same as another. AA groups follow the same principles and have one unifying purpose, but meeting formats vary. Also, even though it is not necessary to talk a whole lot with anyone in the group, it can be helpful if you are comfortable talking to someone about your struggles. If you do not think that you fit in at a particular AA group in Puerto Rico, you can always visit another one.
Something you should know about AA meetings in Puerto Rico is that they are either “open” or “closed.” An “open” AA meeting is open to anyone no matter if they are an alcoholic or not. A “closed” meeting is exclusively for alcoholics.
If you have never attended an AA meeting in Puerto Rico, it would do you well to look for one that focuses on the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Any AA meeting in Puerto Rico should talk about them at least somewhat, but some meetings focus on them more than others. Anyway, it is more important that you simply go to an AA meeting — any AA meeting in Puerto Rico. Then you can make a decision as to whether you should return or try another group.
You might not find an AA group that you are comfortable with right away. When you find one that you can attend on a regular basis, you can consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to be successful in Alcoholics Anonymous, an optimistic attitude will work in your favor. It is important to keep a generally positive mindset and be receptive to all that AA has to offer. Alcoholics worldwide have achieved long-term sobriety with the help of AA. You can do it too.
Of course, you should make it a habit to attend meetings and not miss out on them unnecessarily. If you do not commit to a particular group and show up on a regular basis, you might not be successful in the long run. As part of an AA group that you feel comfortable in, you can talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years. That person can be your “sponsor” and keep you accountable. They can be a source of encouragement for you.
Our list of AA meetings in Puerto Rico is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Puerto Rico or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.