What are some tips for finding local AA and NA meetings?


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The main way to find a local Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meeting is to use the search function of their respective websites, notes AA and NA. Other support groups that may have local meetings include Secular Organizations for Sobriety, or SOS, and SMART Recovery, also known as Self-Management and Recovery Training, notes HelpGuide.

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AA is a support group for people with alcohol problems. Members attend free meetings with other recovering alcoholics; these meetings are confidential, private and anonymous, according to HelpGuide. The main website at AA.org does not have a meeting finder, but does list the websites for each state's AA organization, notes Alcoholics Anonymous. To find local meetings, click on your state to be taken to its website, then click on the meeting finder link.

NA is a support organization similar to AA, but is open to people with all types of substance abuse problems, notes HelpGuide. To find local NA meetings, go to NA.org and click on Find a Meeting. Choose the desired state or enter an area code to display a list of available meetings. NA and AA typically hold meetings several times a week at varying times so people can find one that fits their schedule, notes HelpGuide.

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