Below is a comprehensive directory of AA meetings in East Palo Alto, California.
The closest AA meeting to you is 0.04 miles away and meets on Monday at 7:00:00 PM.
If you can’t find a meeting close to you at the time you’re looking for, we recommend checking out nearby towns including: Menlo Park, Stanford, North Fair Oaks, and Atherton.
Additional local resources: East Palo Alto NA Meetings | East Palo Alto Al-Anon Meetings
What is an AA Meeting?
Alcoholics Anonymous is a program founded to help those who suffer from alcohol abuse obtain sobriety. Attendance is free at an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting in East Palo Alto, CA as the funding is accepted on a [donation from its members.
Alcoholics Anonymous is one of most highly regarded programs in the United States and around the world that helps countless men and women get sober in the pursuit of lifelong recovery. They are usually small groups of individuals who share their experiences getting sober and are there to help new members obtain sobriety.
Choosing A meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in East Palo Alto, CA
There are a a number of different AA meetings in East Palo Alto, CA. Before choosing the meeting that you are going to attend, it is helpful to know the different types of AA meetings and what happens at each one.
Open Meeting of AA – An Open AA Meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend. You do not have to have an alcohol addiction to go to an open Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Friends, family, and children can attend these meetings.
Closed Meeting of AA – A Closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous is only for those who have a desire to stop drinking. Friends and family are not able to attend these meetings.
Big Book Meeting – At these meetings, a member will typically read out of the Big Book and then encourage its members to discuss the meeting.
Speaker Meeting – At an AA speaker meeting, a member of AA will tell their story and share their experience, strength, and hope with fellow members of AA. The speaker may or may not talk through the duration of the meeting and an sometimes they open the floor to discussion at the end.
AA Literature Meeting – A literature meeting typically revolves around reading from one of the AA approved pieces of literature and can often be followed by a discussion amongst the members or a speaker about the literature of topic.
Step Study – An AA step study typically focuses on one or two steps per meeting. This can involve a speaker lead discussion about a particular step, literature reading, and might be followed by a discussion about the step(s).
Meditation Meeting – A Meditation Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting can involve internal contemplation for a portion of the meeting or even the whole time. The meditation may be guided and then followed by a discussion.
Traditions AA Meeting – One or more of the AA traditions will be discussed in thoroughly. This can be done with a speaker, literature lead, and might be followed by a dialogue.
Being that each East Palo Alto AA meeting is autonomous, they are able to run each meeting as they see fit. Variation of meeting formats is common and you can also find AA meetings in East Palo Alto that do not. We recommend contacting the local AA intergroup to find out more information on AA Meetings in East Palo Alto, CA, or visiting aa.org to find out more information.
How to Get The Most From an AA Meeting in East Palo Alto, CA
The members who benefit the most from AA tend to find success through getting involved in the program. For addicts who are attending their first AA meeting and really want to get sober, we suggest following the suggestions of the AA members that have successfully stayed sober for sometime.
It is smart to accept where you are at with you sobriety and accept help. Part of not drinking is helping the newcomers of AA in East Palo Alto maintain their sobriety, so people are going to be want to help you get sober too. Raise your hand, introduce yourself, admit that you need help.