The meetings for 12 step groups originally took place (and still do) in physical buildings like churches, hospitals, schools, mission houses or any place that loosely permit such meetings. Over the years, with improving technology and especially with the advent of the internet, the meeting venues have expanded to also include online meetings or tele-meetings (meetings on a collective phone line). The online meetings may take place using different means of communications like text-only talk, voice or movie (e.g., Skype).
Online Meeting Websites
Below are listed some websites that have online meetings, telephone meetings or text talk that are targeted for recovery. The particular means of communication associated with each website is shown in the table. Meetings for the websites in the table below have also been organized and put into our online meeting calendar.
In order to take part in a meeting, you need to register at the given web site where the online meeting is being held.
The following websites also have information about online meetings. We have not yet added information for these online meetings to our online meeting calendar.
Online Meeting Calendar
Using the websites listed above, we have compiled an online meeting calendar that list the meetings on the websites, grouped by day of week and time of day. Each calendar entry has associated icons for the website, type of communication, fellowship and a link to the website to begin the meeting.
For the online meeting calendar, in addition to the icons listed in the table above, we use the following icons to denote the type of fellowship and mode of communication used for talking.
- – Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
- – Al-Anon Meetings
- – Cocaine Anonymous Meetings
- – Computer Gaming Junkies Anonymous Meetings
- – Crystal Meth Meetings
- – Codependents Anonymous Meetings
- – Debtors Anonymous Meetings
- – Dual Recovery Anonymous Meetings
- – Marijuana Anonymous Meetings
- – Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
- – Nar-Anon Meetings
- – Nicotine Anonymous Meetings
- – Overeaters Anonymous Meetings
- – Hook-up and Love Maniacs Anonymous Meetings
- – Women in Recovery Meetings
Communication Mode For Talks
- – Movie Talk
- – Voice Talk or Telephone Meeting
- – Text Talk
24/7 General Talk
Talk rooms that are always available include the following.
- InTheRooms – text talk
- MeetingsOnline – text and movie talk
Albeit they are not scheduled by time, another good source of online meetings is to utilize the talk rooms in some of the social networking sites for recovery.
We strive to provide information, contraptions and resources for working a 12 Step program (or any program using 12 step principles for recovery) in as plain and effective way as possible.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement or comments about this site.