5 Easy Ways to Find an Alcoholics Anonymous Number for Help
Addiction can make you feel lonely, lost, and depressed — especially when it affects your relationships, health, and overall livelihood. Substance abuse affects millions of Americans, yet only a small percentage end up seeking the help they need to become sober. If you’re suffering from alcoholism, or think you might have a drinking problem, calling an Alcoholics Anonymous number for help could be your next best step toward improving your life and overcoming addiction.
Are you suffering from alcohol use disorder and aren’t sure where to turn for help? Call our 24/7 confidential helpline at 800-839-1686 to talk to an addiction specialist about your options for local AA meetings and alcohol rehab centers.
Here are five ways to obtain AA contact information, as well as a brief look at the benefits of going to AA to overcome addiction.
Finding an AA Phone Number
- Contact the Alcoholics Resource Center at 800-839-1686. Our trained phone counselors will provide you with phone numbers for AA meetings and groups nearest you.
- Contact SAMHSA. This federal agency is devoted to treating and preventing addiction, and can help you find local AA meetings and groups.
- Search online. Launch your Internet browser and search for nearby AA meetings using keywords such as “AA meetings [your city].”
- Contact your healthcare provider. Your doctor can often provide you with the resources you need to overcome addiction — including contact information for AA.
- Use a phone book. Browse the yellow pages of your city’s phone book to find phone numbers of local AA groups.
Benefits of Going to AA
- Learn new ways to overcome addiction. AA meetings teach you new tips and tricks for staying sober and avoiding temptation in the form of drinking.
- Receive ongoing support. Fellow AA members understand how difficult it can be to overcome addiction, and offer ongoing support so you can join the ranks of lifelong sobriety.
- Escape to a safe haven. AA offers recovering addicts a safe environment free of alcohol so you can go knowing you won’t have access to substances.
- Speak freely about addiction. AA members will not judge or criticize you about your drinking history, and encourage you to speak freely about addiction as part of healing.
- Bond with recovering addicts. Going to AA allows you to make new friends and bond with recovering addicts who understand and share similar struggles.
- Access help whenever you need it. AA meetings are often available at various times every day so you can go when it benefits you most — including on days you feel the urge to drink.
- Join for free. Twelve-step programs like AA are free to join and welcome anyone who suffers from addiction or think they have a problem with addiction.
- Go through recovery at your own pace. AA does not set time limits on the 12 steps, meaning you can recover from addiction at a pace that feels most comfortable to you.
Nobody should have to overcome addiction on their own — including you. Call our 24/7 confidential helpline at 800-839-1686 to speak to a treatment specialist who can provide you with an Alcoholics Anonymous number, as well as contact information for nearby alcohol rehab centers.