The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous extends all throughout the United States and around the globe. There are numerous AA meetings in Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous — or, as it is often called, The Big Book — was published in 1939 and is still in print today. It was written by Bill Wilson, a co-founder of AA, and it contains the essence of what eventually led to the formation of the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA.
The global fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous has a mission to help alcoholics live a life of sobriety. All AA meetings in Rhode Island have the same mission, but their meeting formats vary. Some meetings feature a main speaker or a group of speakers. Others make use of group discussions and/or book studies. No one in the group is required to talk or reveal any information about themselves.
Because of the AA groups and AA meetings in Rhode Island, self-confessed alcoholics can learn to live without alcohol. A key feature of AA is that of community. In the case of AA, it consists of a group of people who are recovering from alcoholism. It provides anyone who is struggling with alcohol an environment in which they can do something about their addiction.
Membership in AA is free. There are no signup fees involved and any money that is given is given voluntarily.
AA groups around the world exist in order to help alcoholics live a sober life. However, no AA meeting in Rhode Island is going to be exactly the same as another. AA meetings in Rhode Island differ in terms of feel and format. Unique needs and personalities mean that one type of AA meeting will not work for everyone. If a particular AA meeting in Rhode Island does not suit your personality well, you have other options.
Before you go to an AA meeting in Rhode Island, you should know that the meeting is going to be either “open” or “closed.” An “open” AA meeting is open to non-alcoholics and a “closed” meeting is exclusively for alcoholics.
If you are new to AA groups as a whole, you might want to look for an AA meeting in Rhode Island that emphasizes 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Any AA meeting in Montana will discuss them, but a solid understanding of them is important for you to develop. Some Alcoholics Anonymous meetings dive into them more deeply than others, but do not let that hold you back from getting started. You should simply attend an AA meeting — any AA meeting in Rhode Island. Then you can decide whether you want to return or go elsewhere.
It might take a while before you find a Rhode Island Alcoholics Anonymous group that suits your needs and personality. When you find one, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can check your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to successfully combat your alcohol addiction, it is important that you have a positive attitude and remain open to all that AA has to offer. Alcoholics worldwide have achieved long-term sobriety with the help of AA and so can you. A positive mindset will help you make the most of AA.
If you fail to attend AA meetings regularly, relapse is a possibility. If you are in an AA group in Rhode Island that you feel “at home” in, it will help if you talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years. They can be your “sponsor” and keep you accountable. They can be there for you when you need to talk to them.
Our list of AA meetings in Rhode Island is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Rhode Island or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.