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There are two kinds of AA meetings. Open Meetings and Closed Meetings.

Open Meetings

An open meeting of A.A. is a group meeting that any member of the community, alcoholic or nonalcoholic, may attend. The only obligation is that of not disclosing the names of AA members outside the meeting. A typical open meeting will usually have a “chairperson” and other speakers.

Closed Meetings

In support of A.A.’s singleness of purpose, attendance at closed meetings is limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, you are welcome to attend this meeting. We ask that when discussing problems, confine discussion to those problems as they relate to alcoholism.

Variety of Meetings

12 Steps and 12 TraditionsMeeting focuses on the AA approved book, 12 Steps & 12 Traditions
As Bill Sees ItMeeting focuses on the AA approved book, As Bill Sees It
Atheist/AgnosticMeeting for individuals who are atheist/agnostic.
Big BookMeeting focuses on the book Alcoholics Anonymous
Concurrent with Al-AnonThose attending may consist of AA members and/or Al-Anon members
Daily ReflectionMeeting focuses on the AA approved literature Daily Reflection
DiscussionMeeting is based on the discussion of topics introduced by chair or members in meeting
LGBYQ+Meeting for those who are or support the LGBTQ+ community.
Living SoberMeeting focuses on the AA approved book Living Sober
MeditationSometimes called "11th Step Meeting" Meeting focuses on meditation.
Men OnlyMeeting for those identifying as male
NewcomerMeeting for individuals new to AA or just want to know more about AA
Speaker MeetingMeeting has one or more speakers who share their experience, strength, and hope found through AA
Tradition StudyMeeting focuses on the 12 Traditions of AA
Women OnlyMeeting for those identifying as female
Young PeopleMeeting focuses on challenges of alcoholism with young people