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Big Book on the Prairie

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1233 Douglas Road Oswego, IL, 60543

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are gatherings of individuals who share the common goal of overcoming alcohol addiction. These meetings offer a safe and supportive environment where members can share their experiences, learn from others, and gain the strength to continue their journey towards recovery. Attending AA meetings is a crucial step for many individuals seeking recovery, providing a sense of community and ongoing support.

Available Schedule

Friday, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Finding AA Meetings Near You

Finding an AA meeting near you is simple with our intuitive search function. Simply enter your location or zip code to find a list of meetings in your area. You can also filter by meeting type, day, or time to find a meeting that fits your needs. For an even more convenient search, consider using the Meeting Guide App. This helpful tool locates AA meetings and resources near you, making it easier than ever to find the support you need.

Online AA Meetings near me

Online AA meetings (virtual AA meetings) offer the same support and community as in-person meetings, but from the comfort of your own home. These meetings can be particularly useful if you’re unable to attend in-person meetings due to distance, health reasons, or personal preference.

Types of AA Meetings

AA meetings come in various formats to cater to the diverse needs of its members. Some of the common types include:

  • Open Meetings: Open to anyone interested in AA’s approach to recovery, including friends and family.
  • Closed Meetings: Exclusively for individuals who have a desire to stop drinking.
  • Discussion Meetings: Members discuss a topic related to recovery from alcoholism.

When searching for a meeting, you’ll be able to see the meeting type in the search results, helping you find the right fit for your recovery journey.

The AA Big Book and Daily Reflections

Learn about the AA Big Book, a fundamental resource in the AA program, and how daily reflections can aid in your recovery process. The AA Big Book outlines the 12-step program of recovery and shares stories of people who have overcome alcoholism. Daily reflections are a tool used by many in recovery. They involve reading and reflecting on a piece of recovery-related literature each day.

The Role of Discussion in AA Meetings

Discussion is a key component of many AA meetings. It provides a platform for members to share their experiences, strength, and hope with each other. Through these discussions, members can find support, understanding, and practical advice for dealing with the challenges of recovery.

What to Expect at an AA Meeting

If you’re new to AA, you might be wondering what to expect at your first meeting. While every meeting is a bit different, you can generally expect a welcoming and supportive environment. Most meetings begin with a reading of AA’s 12 steps and 12 traditions, followed by members sharing their experiences. As a newcomer, you’re welcome to listen and share as much as you feel comfortable. Remember, there’s no pressure to share if you’re not ready.

Finding the Right AA Meeting for You

With our meeting finder, you can locate the right AA meeting for you. Whether you’re looking for an open meeting, a women’s meeting, or a meeting for young people, our search function can help you find a meeting that fits your needs.

Contact and Support

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The Journey to Sobriety

The journey to sobriety is a personal one, and AA is here to support you every step of the way. From your first meeting to your ongoing recovery, AA provides a community of individuals who understand your experiences and can offer support and encouragement.

Frequently Asked Questions

While formats can vary, a typical AA meeting usually begins with a reading of AA’s 12 steps and 12 traditions. This is often followed by members sharing their experiences with alcohol addiction and recovery. Some meetings may have a specific topic for discussion.

While formats can vary, a typical AA meeting usually begins with a reading of AA’s 12 steps and 12 traditions. This is often followed by members sharing their experiences with alcohol addiction and recovery. Some meetings may have a specific topic for discussion.

No, you do not have to speak at an AA meeting if you do not feel comfortable. Many newcomers choose to listen during their first few meetings.

If you can’t find an AA meeting near you, consider looking for online or phone meetings. You can also reach out to the AA organization in your region for assistance.

Yes, there are AA meetings that cater to specific groups. You can use our search function to find these meetings.

The Meeting Guide App is a mobile app that helps people find AA meetings and resources near them. It includes information on over 100,000 AA meetings across the U.S. and around the world.

Yes, many AA meetings are held online, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can use our search function to find online meetings.

Open AA meetings are open to anyone interested in AA’s approach to recovery, including friends and family. Closed meetings are specifically for individuals who have a desire to stop drinking.

If you need immediate help, consider reaching out to a trusted healthcare professional, a local emergency department, or a crisis hotline. Remember, it’s okay to ask for help when you need it.

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Online Brown Baggers 1 14 South Washington Street, Naperville, IL, 60540

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