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How do you find Alcoholics Anonymous meeting schedules?

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Alcoholics Anonymous meeting schedules are available from local AA offices and websites, according to the official AA website. You can find local resources by using the AA Near You search on the AA website. Additionally, the Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup website lists a number of resources for online meetings.

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Although AA groups usually hold meetings in public places such as churches, schools and restaurants, some occur in private spaces such as correctional facilities and treatment centers, explains Recovery.org. The three standard types of meetings are speaker meetings, in which multiple attendees share their experiences with alcohol abuse; discussion meetings, in which a single speaker leads an interactive discussion about recovery; and step meetings, in which all attendees discuss one of the AA's 12 steps. Meetings may be open or closed. Open meetings welcome both alcoholics and non-alcoholics, while closed meetings limit attendees to only AA members and prospective members. AA meetings are anonymous, and attendees do not have to share with the group.

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