Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held internationally and all throughout the United States. There are a number of AA meetings in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota and elsewhere.
Bill Wilson, a co-founder of AA, wrote a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. Originally published in 1939, it is still in print today and is often called The Big Book. It contains the gist of what eventually led to the formation of the 12 traditions of AA and the 12 steps of AA.
The global fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is committed to helping people overcome alcoholism and live in sobriety. All AA meetings in South Dakota hold the same basic principles, but their meeting formats differ. Some meetings are led by a main speaker and others have book studies and/or group discussions. No one is required to talk if they do not want to and no personally identifiable information is required of anybody.
Because of the various AA meetings in South Dakota, anyone who suffers from alcoholism can live a life of sobriety. In a community of recovering alcoholics, they can have the resources and accountability to do what they need to do in order to take control of their lives. They can benefit from Alcoholics Anonymous free of charge since membership does not involve any fees whatsoever.
No matter where they are in the world, AA groups have one central purpose. However, no AA meeting in South Dakota is exactly the same as another. They have the same principles and overarching purpose, but they vary in terms of their format. Your distinct personality might mean that some AA groups might not work for you as well as others. If a specific AA group or AA meeting in South Dakota is not a good fit for you, you have options.
AA meetings in South Dakota are “closed” or “open.” “Open” Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are open to non-alcoholics; “closed” meetings are for alcoholics only.
If it is the first time that you look for an AA meeting in South Dakota, you might want to look for one that focuses on the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Any AA meeting in South Dakota will talk about them at some length, but you need to be firmly grounded in them. Some AA meetings and groups will focus on them more than others, but please do not let that keep you from getting started. You need to simply attend an AA meeting — any AA meeting in South Dakota. Then you can decide whether you want to return or try another group instead.
It might be some time before you find a South Dakota AA group that is right for you. When you do, you can consider it your home group, and after a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
An optimistic mindset will facilitate your recovery from alcoholism. No matter what happens, you should keep a generally positive mindset and be open to all that AA has to offer. Read the material. Read Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson, study the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA. Alcoholics worldwide have achieved long-term sobriety with AA and so can you.
Of course, you might relapse if you fail to attend AA meetings regularly. If you are part of a South Dakota AA group that you feel comfortable in, please talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years at the very least. They can be your “sponsor” and help you stay sober.
Our list of AA meetings in South Dakota is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near South Dakota or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.