Yes! Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as dozens of other addiction support groups, hold daily online meetings. There are thousands of open meetings to choose from, and like in-person meetings, you have options. Virtual meetings are happening 24/7 a day all over the world, so there is always a way to stay connected.
AA and NA groups are autonomous from the organization, meaning that they adhere to the AA principles but maintain their own “group conscious.” So, group members decide together how they want to hold virtual meetings. Some groups are gender-specific, while others are specifically geared towards beginners, so make sure you choose a meeting that is appropriate to your needs.
How do I access online meetings?
First, you need to choose which type of meeting you want to attend. Choose a meeting type from the options below, then click the link to visit the online meeting directory and choose one that fits your schedule. You can filter results by date & time, or by the style and format of the meeting.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Marijuana Anonymous
- SMART Recovery
- Al-Anon (for families)
Virtual meetings are held using video conferencing apps on a smartphone or PC. Zoom is the most popular choice for videoconferencing, followed by Skype, WhatsApp and GoToMeeting. Read the Full Answer