These meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous' program of recovery from alcoholism. Non-alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers. Open meetings may be any of the other types listed below (BB, Sp, SS, etc.).
These meetings are available only for AA Members or for those who think they may be an alcoholic and have a desire to stop drinking. Closed meetings may be any of the other types listed below (BB, Sp, SS, etc.).
An entry in the book, "As Bill Sees It," is read and discussed.
These meetings are designed to introduce new members to the AA program and are usually run by more experienced members. (New members are not limited to beginner meetings and may attend any meeting type.)
A portion of the book, "Alcoholics Anonymous" (affectionately called the Big Book by AA members), is read and discussed.
At these meetings a topic is chosen at the beginning of the meeting and various members share on that topic.
An article from the "Grapevine" magazine is read and discussed.
The meeting location is considered handicap accessible.
At these meetings, based on the decision of the group conscience for each group, different types of AA-approved or AA-related literature is read and discussed.
An entry in the book, "The Little Red Book," is read and discussed.
An individual is invited to share their experience, strength, and hope with the group and is often followed by a short period of discussion.
Often using the book "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions," the meeting focuses on the Twelve Steps of AA.
Often using the book "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions," the meeting focuses on the Twelve Traditions of AA.
These meetings are intended for women alcoholics. However, an alcoholic of any gender who "needs a meeting" may be admitted at the group's discretion.