Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for decades and is well-known throughout the United States and the world. There is no shortage of AA meetings in Wisconsin; 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 Wisconsin and elsewhere.
Bill Wilson co-founded the international fellowship of AA. He wrote a book called Alcoholics Anonymous and published it in 1939. Often called The Big Book and still in print today, it contains the essence of what eventually became the 12 Traditions of AA and the 12 Steps of AA.
From the organization’s beginning until now, AA meetings have spread throughout the U.S. and around the world. AA meetings in Wisconsin make it possible for anyone with an alcohol problem to get help, understanding, and accountability in a community of recovering alcoholics.
AA has an overarching, central purpose, but AA meetings vary in format. Some 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. Membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is absolutely free; no fees are required.
When you look for an AA meeting in Wisconsin, you will probably consider its location first and foremost. However, other things are just as important. AA group members differ and so do meeting formats. You might prefer some things about a certain group over against those of another. After you visit a number of AA meetings nearby, you will know what works for you and what does not.
Before you visit a particular AA meeting in Wisconsin, you should figure out whether it is “open” or “closed.” “Open” Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are open to family, friends, and anyone who wants to attend. “Closed” AA meetings are reserved for alcoholics.
If you are new to Alcoholics Anonymous and have never been to an AA meeting in Wisconsin, you should look for one that focuses on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, it is more important that you simply go to an AA meeting nearby. Then you can ask questions and decide whether you want to return or not.
You might not come across an AA group that you are comfortable with right away. When you do find one, you can consider it your home group. After some time, you can track your progress with a sobriety calculator.
It is important that you have a positive attitude if you want to make the most of AA. No one is always positive, and that is fine,, but you should be generally positive and open to all that AA has to offer. AA members worldwide have achieved a life of sobriety. So can you!
Also, please do not disregard how important it is to have a home group — one that you can regularly attend and participate in. It will help if you talk to someone within the group who has a few years of sobriety under their belt. That person can be your “sponsor” and keep you accountable. They can encourage you when they need to.
Our list of AA meetings in Wisconsin is updated regularly, so please feel free to bookmark this page. We can just as easily help you find AA meetings near Wisconsin or elsewhere.
When you have made some progress, please see how far you have come with our sobriety calculator.