Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are found all over the United States and around the globe. There are plenty of AA meetings in Tennessee; you can find them 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 Tennessee and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous traces its roots to a book written by Bill Wilson — Alcoholics Anonymous, published in 1939. Known as The Big Book, it contains the essence of what later evolved into the 12 Steps of AA and the 12 Traditions of AA.
Over the years, the fellowship of AA has grown both internationally and within the United States. Because of AA meetings in Tennessee, self-confessed alcoholics can get the support, understanding, and accountability that they need within a community of people they can relate to.
Alcoholics Anonymous has one central purpose, but AA meetings vary in format. Some involve a main speaker and others utilize group discussions. Nobody is required to share any personally identifiable information or talk to anyone within the group. Giving money is not required for membership.
When looking for an AA meeting in Tennessee, location is something that you will probably consider, but other things are just as important. Every group is not the same. Meeting formats vary, group members differ, and there are things you might like about one group or meeting over another. You will get a better understanding of what works for you as you visit different AA groups over time.
Before you go to an AA meeting in Tennessee, you should find out whether it is an “open” or “closed” meeting. “Open” AA meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend and “closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics.
Once again, AA meetings in Tennessee differ. If you are new to Alcoholics Anonymous, you should look for a meeting that focuses on discussing the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting nearby. Afterward, you can ask questions and decide whether you want to return or visit another group.
It might take time for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you do, you can consider it your home group and attend regularly. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
Making the most out of AA requires that you maintain a generally positive attitude and be open to all that Alcoholics Anonymous has to offer. AA members all around the world have achieved a life of sobriety and you can do the same.
Please do not discount the importance of having a home group — one that you can attend regularly and participate in. It helps if you talk to someone within the group who has been sober for a few years. That person can be your “sponsor.” They can keep you accountable and be there for you when you need them.
Our list of AA meetings in Tennessee is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Tennessee or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.