TYPES OF MEETINGS
There are two kinds of AA meetings. Open Meetings and Closed 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.
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 Traditions||Meeting focuses on the AA approved book, 12 Steps & 12 Traditions|
|As Bill Sees It||Meeting focuses on the AA approved book, As Bill Sees It|
|Atheist/Agnostic||Meeting for individuals who are atheist/agnostic.|
|Big Book||Meeting focuses on the book Alcoholics Anonymous|
|Concurrent with Al-Anon||Those attending may consist of AA members and/or Al-Anon members|
|Daily Reflection||Meeting focuses on the AA approved literature Daily Reflection|
|Discussion||Meeting 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 Sober||Meeting focuses on the AA approved book Living Sober|
|Meditation||Sometimes called "11th Step Meeting" Meeting focuses on meditation.|
|Men Only||Meeting for those identifying as male|
|Newcomer||Meeting for individuals new to AA or just want to know more about AA|
|Speaker Meeting||Meeting has one or more speakers who share their experience, strength, and hope found through AA|
|Tradition Study||Meeting focuses on the 12 Traditions of AA|
|Women Only||Meeting for those identifying as female|
|Young People||Meeting focuses on challenges of alcoholism with young people|