Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are found all throughout the United States and around the world. There is no shortage of AA meetings in Virginia; you can find them 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 Virginia and elsewhere.
The genesis of AA is found in the work of Bill Wilson, author of a book called Alcoholics Anonymous. Originally published in 1939, it is known as The Big Book. It lays out some of the tenets that later evolved into the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The fellowship has expanded throughout the years; it is popular worldwide. AA meetings in Virginia make it possible for self-confessed alcoholics to get the help, support, accountability, and understanding that they need — all within the context of a community of people they can identify with.
Alcoholics Anonymous has an overarching, central purpose, but AA meeting formats vary. Some meetings involve group discussions and others have a main speaker or two. No one is required to share any personally identifiable information or talk to anyone. Giving money is not required.
When you search for an AA meeting in Virginia to attend, you will probably consider its location first. However, other things should be taken into consideration as well. Every group is not the same. Meeting formats vary, group members differ, and your personal preferences will eventually come into play. If you visit different locations, you will get a better understanding of what works for you over time.
Before you go to an AA meeting in Virginia, you might want to know whether it is “open” or “closed.”. “Open” AA meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend and “closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics only.
Given that AA meetings in Virginia are not all the same, you might want to look for one that focuses on discussing the 12 steps of AA and the 12 traditions of AA. However, it is more important that you simply attend an AA meeting nearby. You can then ask questions and decide whether you want to return or go elsewhere.
It can take some time for you to find an AA group that you are comfortable with. When you find one that you can attend regularly, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
If you want to make the most out of your time in AA, it is a good idea to maintain a positive attitude and be open to what the program has to offer. AA members worldwide have successfully achieved long-term sobriety and you can do it too.
It is important that you have a home group — one that you regularly attend and participate in. Just as well, it helps if you talk to someone within the group who has been sober for at least a few years. They can encourage you and help keep you accountable. In AA lingo, that person is your sponsor.
Please remember that our list of AA meetings in Virginia is regularly updated. Feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Virginia or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.