Having been around for decades, Alcoholics Anonymous is well-known throughout the United States and around the world. There are numerous AA meetings in South Carolina; 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 South Carolina and elsewhere.
What are AA Meetings All About?
Bill Wilson — a co-founder of AA — wrote a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. It was published in 1939 and is commonly called The Big Book. It remains in print to this day and it contains the gist of what eventually became the 12 Steps of AA and the 12 Traditions of AA.
Over the years, AA meetings have spread internationally and throughout the United States. AA meetings in South Carolina make it so that anyone with an alcohol problem can get help, understanding, and accountability within a community of recovering alcoholics.
AA has a central mission and purpose, but AA meeting formats vary. Some meetings involve group discussions and others have a main speaker. No one has to share any personal information about themselves or talk to anyone. Membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is absolutely free; no fees are required.
Choosing the Right AA Meeting in South Carolina
If you need to find an AA meeting in South Carolina, you might wonder which one you should go to. AA groups and meetings are not all the same. Members differ and so do meeting formats. You might prefer some things about a certain group over those of another.
Before you visit a particular AA meeting in South Carolina, you should know whether it is an “open” meeting or a “closed” one. “Open” AA meetings are open to friends, family, and anyone who wants to attend. “Closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics only.
If you have never been to an AA meeting in South Carolina, you should look for one that discusses in some depth the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, it is more important that you go to an AA meeting nearby. Then you can ask questions and decide whether you want to return or go elsewhere.
You might not come across an AA group that you are comfortable with right away. When you find one, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
Taking Advantage of AA Meetings
A positive attitude is necessary if you want to make the most of your time in AA. No one is always positive, and that is okay, but you should have a positive mindset overall and be open to all that the program has to offer. AA members around the world have achieved a life of sobriety and so can you!
Also, please know that you need to have a home group. A home group is one that you can regularly attend and participate in. If you can talk to someone within the group who has been sober for at least a few years, do it. They can keep you accountable and encourage you when you need encouragement.
Our list of AA meetings in South Carolina is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near South Carolina or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.