Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are popular throughout the United States and around the world. There are numerous AA meetings in Washington and 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 Washington and elsewhere.
Alcoholics Anonymous has its beginnings in a book called Alcoholics Anonymous, which was published in 1939. Known as The Big Book, it contains some of the ideas that later evolved into the 12 Traditions of AA and the 12 Steps of AA.
Throughout the years, the fellowship has expanded both internationally and within the U.S. AA meetings in Washington make it so that self-confessed alcoholics can get the help, support, and accountability that they need, all within a community of people they can identify with.
The organization 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 personal information about themselves or talk to anyone. Giving money is not required.
When you look for an AA meeting in Washington, you will probably consider its location first. However, other things are just as important. Every group is not the same. Meeting formats vary, group members differ, and personal preferences eventually come into play. Over time, you will get a better understanding of what works for you if you visit different locations.
Before you go to an AA meeting in Washington, you might want to know whether it is an “open” meeting or a “closed” meeting. “Open” AA meetings are open to everyone and “closed” meetings are reserved for alcoholics only.
Given that AA meetings in Washington are not all the same, you might want to look for one that discusses 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 try another location instead.
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 AA, you should maintain a positive attitude and be open to all that the program has to offer. AA members worldwide have successfully achieved a life of sobriety and you can do the same.
It is important that you have a home group — one that you can attend regularly 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. That person can be your “sponsor.” They can encourage you and keep you accountable.
Please remember that our list of AA meetings in Washington is updated regularly. Feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Washington or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.