Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are found all throughout the United States and around the world. There are a plethora of AA meetings in Utah; 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 Utah and elsewhere.
A book called Alcoholics Anonymous was published in 1939. It was written by a co-founder of AA (Bill Wilson) and is in print to this day. Sometimes called The Big Book, it lays out some of the tenets that later developed into the 12 Traditions of AA and the 12 Steps of AA.
There is no shortage of AA meetings in the U.S. or the world overo. AA meetings in Utah provide alcoholics with a safe environment to address their alcoholism. Within a community of recovering alcoholics, they are given the help and accountability that they need.
The central purpose and mission of Alcoholics Anonymous is to help alcoholics live a life of sobriety, but AA meetings vary in format. Some make use of book studies and/or group discussions. Others feature a main speaker or two. No one is required to talk and no one has to share any personal information about themselves. Also, monetary contributions are not mandatory. Membership is free and any money that is given is given voluntarily.
No AA meeting in Utah is the same as another. Every group follows the same basic, overarching principles of AA, but meeting formats vary. You might life a certain AA group more than another even if it is not the one that is closest to where you live. If a particular AA meeting in Utah is not a good fit for you, you can always visit another AA group nearby.
AA meetings in Utah are either “open” meetings or “closed” meetings. “Open” AA meetings are open to non-alcoholics. “Closed” meetings are exclusively for alcoholics
If you have never attended an AA meeting in Utah, and if you are new Alcoholics Anonymous, one that focuses on the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA is most appropriate. However — with that said — it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting nearby. Afterward, you can make a decision as to whether you want to return or try another group.
It might take a few tries before you find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you find one that you are comfortable going to on a regular basis, you can consider it your home group. After a while, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
A bad attitude will work against you if you want to make the most out of your time in Alcoholics Anonymous. No one is optimistic 24/7, but a positive mindset is essential if you want to be successful. You should be receptive to all that the organization has to offer. Throughout the decades, alcoholics in AA have achieved long-term sobriety and you can do it too.
Even if you attend meetings in different locations, a home group is important to have. You should attend a particular meeting location and be a regular part of a specific group. If you can talk to someone within that group who has been sober for a while, do so. That person can be your “sponsor,” encourage you, and help keep you accountable.
Our list of AA meetings in Utah is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can also help you find AA meetings near Utah or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.