National 12 Step MeetingsAnonymous 12 Step Groups12 Step Meetings and Anonymous Groups
is a growing repository of meeting data for all well-known established 12 step groups
. From coast-to-coast, this is a growing and free resource to update meetings for all anonymous 12 step groups. 12 Step National Meetings
currently identifies the most sought 37 anonymous groups
and a simple purpose, to provide necessary logistics via maps, precisely the location of a community of people seeking recovery in a private setting.
Often times, there isn't one resource that compiles the meeting locations for all groups, thereby making attendance quite difficult and threatening to one's recovery. A solution to this problem of scarcity of meetings in many areas, we provide instructions on how to start your own 12-step meeting for your group and report it to the founding organization to be included in its directory. Important information for the organization as a whole will be communicated with newly formed groups and people needing help will also benefit as well
This is all free to you. We hope with your participation, we are able to achieve the goal.
"Many have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind."
Most 12-Step programs are modeled on the format of Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, which is a fellowship of men and women who struggle with alcohol abuse and / or addiction and wish to remain sober. AA is nonprofessional, nondenominational group, and it is not affiliated with any political groups. It is free to join. Groups are self-sustaining and do not receive any outside funding.
Twelve step groups are safe. These environments are free from drugs and alcohol. Individuals members are surrounded by other members with similar problems seeking the same goal of sustained recovery and abstinence. These safe meetings can provide individuals with a network of sober associates, friends and peers who can identify, empathize, understand and share experiences with each other in personal ways in which others not in recovery may not be able to as easily.
There are specialty 12 step groups for adolescents, elderly population, LGBT individuals, men only, women only, or those suffering from co-occurring mental health disorders.
Providing moral support with other individuals, who have triumphed from their addictions offering advice based on personal experiences and knowledge is the result of attending a 12-step meeting regularly.
Meetings are typically an hour to 90 minutes in length and membership is open to anyone with alcohol abuse issues who wants to stay abstinent on a long-term basis. People do not have to do anything prior to attending a meeting; they can just show up. Attendance is kept confidential, and individuals are welcome to attend as many different group meetings as they desire.