16132 Sherman Way
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
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Find AA meetings in San Fernando Valley, California
The San Fernando Valley, known as “The Valley,” is an urbanized area in Los Angeles County, California. The Valley is north of the Los Angeles Basin; it contains a large portion of the City of Los Angeles and the cities of Burbank and San Fernando. If you are looking for AA meetings in San Fernando Valley, our online directory of AA meetings California can help you find an AA group that fits your unique recovery needs.
Examples of the various types of meetings you will find listed in our database include open meetings, closed meetings, beginners’ meetings, demographics-specific meetings, 12 Step study group meetings, and specialty meetings. Open meetings are available for anyone to participate in; usually, these meetings include people recovering from alcohol addiction and their friends and family members. Overall, an open meeting is for anyone who wants to learn about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Open meetings may encompass a speaker format involving an experienced AA member telling a personal recovery story to the group participants. The story usually includes the speaker’s experience, strength, and hope, from working the 12 Steps.
Closed meetings are conducted via a discussion format: these meetings are only for those who desire to quit drinking. Beginners’ meetings, for newcomers, are focused on the first three of the 12 Steps of AA. A newcomer can get acclimated to the program while learning about the initial action steps to get sober. Usually, beginner meetings are for those in their first year of recovery. Demographic-specific meetings include men’s groups, women’s groups, and LGBTQ meetings for lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender individuals. Specialty AA groups are groups that are specified such as doctors groups, lawyers groups and others. Twelve Step study groups are weekly discussion meetings in which one of the 12 Steps is covered each week. You are likely to find another type of AA group on our AA meetings in the California directory: Al-Anon and Alateen groups. Al-Anon meetings are 12 Step recovery groups for the friends and family members of those in recovery. Alateen meetings are for teenagers who someone’s drinking has impacted; often those attending Alateen have a parent in addiction recovery.