Santa Cruz, California AA Meetings

Find AA meetings in Santa Cruz, California to help you on your road to recovery. Our comprehensive directory of AA meetings in California includes open, closed, speaker, and other specialized meetings, all of which are designed to help you get sober and remain sober.

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Find AA meetings in Santa Cruz, California

A portion of Santa Cruz’s population is dependent on alcohol. The largest city of Santa Cruz County, California in response has set up Alcohol Anonymous programs to help these residents get support. If you are one of them you can find AA meetings Santa Cruz as well as other AA California meetings easily on Alcoholics Anonymous is non-discriminatory, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and nonprofessional. AA meetings are open to anyone seeking help for their drinking problem. Its ‘open meetings’ are also open to people who do not have a drinking problem. However, only people with a drinking problem are allowed to attend closed meetings or become AA members. Open meetings are typically ‘speaker meetings’ where members tell their alcohol addiction stories. At these meetings, members share their experience with anyone seeking help for an addiction to alcohol. AA meetings are usually centered on a specific topic that is chosen by the leader of the meeting. Members then take turns in contributing to the topic. Some AA meetings serve a particular purpose, like ‘beginners meetings’ where newcomers are taught about the fundamentals of the program. At ‘beginners meetings’ new members receive person-to-person service or “sponsorship” from senior members who have been sober for a long time.

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