Going to an AA meeting is simple. Find where and when there is a meeting convenient for you on our Meetings List, and turn up. That’s it!
There’s no signing in, no money to pay, no appointment to make. There are no intrusive questions, no obligations. Your privacy and anonymity will be respected. You’ll never be met with a demand to come back to any meeting, or to AA. You can go to different meetings as often, or as little, as you wish.
Many of us had no idea what to expect at our first meeting. For some of us the idea was quite scary, so we were greatly relieved to find that our fears were groundless.
AA meetings are relaxed, friendly and open. There are many different types of meetings, which can either be open or closed.
By far the most common type of AA meeting is called an ID meeting. At these meetings, members share their stories of what we were like (Experience), what happened (Strength) and what life is like now (Hope).
There are many other meeting types, including:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, not all meetings are LIVE, i.e. meeting in person. A number of meetings are being run ONLINE only.