CHOOSE A DAY TO SEE AVAILABLE PATIENT MEETINGS

SUNDAY

Prado Sunday

Times: 9:00 am

Address: Boston Worship Center 9 Salutation St. Boston, MA

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Sunday Morning Meeting

Times: 9:30 am

Address: Berklee College of Music 921 Boylston St. Boston, MA

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Atheists and Agnostics

Times: 2:00 pm

Address: K-Street Facility 74 Kilmarnock St. Boston, MA

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Old Dogs New Tricks

Times: 7:00 pm

Address: St. Leonard’s Church 320 Hanover St. Boston, MA

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MONDAY

On Awakening

Times: 7:00 am

Address: Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA

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Sober Living

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: K-Street Facility 74 Kilmarnock St. Boston, MA

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Just For Today

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury St. Boston, MA

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Reservoir Beginners

Times: 7:00 pm

Address: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury St. Boston, MA

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TUESDAY

Rise & Shine

Times: 7:00 am

Address: St. Francis House Shelter 39 Boylston St. Boston, MA

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Tuesday Noontime Meeting

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury St. Boston, MA

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Copley Noontime Meeting

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Trinity Church 206 Clarendon St. Boston, MA

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Double Winners

Times: 7:00 pm

Address: Haley House 23 Dartmouth St. Boston, MA

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WEDNESDAY

On Awakening

Times: 7:00 am

Address: Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA

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Copley Noontime Meeting

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Trinity Church 206 Clarendon St. Boston, MA

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Women’s Discussion Meeting

Times: 3:30 pm

Address: Rosie’s Place 889 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA

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Park St. Beginners

Times: 6:00 pm

Address: Park St. Church 1 Park St. Boston, MA

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THURSDAY

BB Beginners

Times: 7:30 am

Address: Arlington St. Church 351 Boylston St. Boston, MA

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Lunch Meeting

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury St. Boston, MA

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Park Street

Times: 5:30 pm

Address: Park St. Church 1 Park St. Boston, MA

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Back Bay

Times: 8:00 pm

Address: Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA

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FRIDAY

On Awakening

Times: 7:00 am

Address: Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA

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Ashburton Noon Meeting

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Seed Global Health 20 Ashburton Pl. Boston, MA

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Lunchtime Meeting

Times: 1:00 pm

Address: Boston University Marsh Chapel Room 735 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA

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Friday Night 12 & 12

Times: 7:00 pm

Address: St. Stephen’s Church 419 Shawmut Ave. Boston, MA

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SATURDAY

Serenity Early Bird

Times: 8:30 am

Address: Lindemann Center 25 Staniford St. Boston, MA

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Alcoholics Together

Times: 12:30 pm

Address: Mass General Hospital 50 Blossom St. Boston, MA

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Sugar Hill

Times: 2:00 pm

Address: Pine St. Inn 444 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA

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Willing to Believe

Times: 9:00 pm

Address: Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury St. Boston, MA

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CHOOSE A DAY TO SEE AVAILABLE FAMILY MEETINGS

SUNDAY

12 Steps 12 Traditions 12 Concepts AFG

Times: 11:00 am

Address: Lesley University 1815 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA

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Hugs Help Us Gain Serenity AFG

Times: 1:00 pm

Address: IBEW Electrical Workers 256 Freeport St. Dorchester, MA

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Sunday Serenity AFG

Times: 4:00 pm

Address: Farnsworth House Library 90 South St. Jamaica Plain, MA

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MONDAY

Federal AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: The Paulist Center 5 Park St. Boston, MA

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Serenity at Work AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 147 Milk St. Boston, MA

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Copley Square AFG

Times: 6:00 pm

Address: Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA

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TUESDAY

Federal AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: The Paulist Center 5 Park St. Boston, MA

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Serenity at Work AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 147 Milk St. Boston, MA

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Easy Does it AFG

Times: 5:45 pm

Address: St. Monica’s Rectory 70 Devine Way South Boston, MA

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WEDNESDAY

Federal AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: The Paulist Center 5 Park St. Boston, MA

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Serenity at Work AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 147 Milk St. Boston, MA

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Izzy Does it AFG

Times: 7:00 pm

Address: First Church in Boston 66 Marlborough St. Boston, MA

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THURSDAY

Federal AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: The Paulist Center 5 Park St. Boston, MA

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Serenity at Work AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 147 Milk St. Boston, MA

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Thursday Night Hope AFG

Times: 7:00 pm

Address: Mishwaum Housing 336 Main St. Charlestown, MA

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FRIDAY

Federal AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: The Paulist Center 5 Park St. Boston, MA

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Serenity at Work AFG

Times: 12:00 pm

Address: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 147 Milk St. Boston, MA

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At Your Own Pace Adult Children AFG

Times: 6:30 pm

Address: First Church Somerville 89 College Ave. Somerville, MA

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SATURDAY

Big Dig Steps AFG Adult Child

Times: 9:30 am

Address: Laboure Center 275 W. Broadway South Boston, MA

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Open to All AFG

Times: 10:00 am

Address: The Franklin 11 E. Newton St. Boston, MA

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Saturday Safe Haven Group AFG

Times: 10:30 am

Address: University Lutheran Church 66 Winthrop St. Cambridge, MA

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935. It is an international organization of men and women who have had drinking problems with alcohol. AA offers peer support to help its members gain and maintain sobriety.

AA has meetings every day across the globe to support each other in sobriety. There are a number of meetings that take place in the Boston, MA area.

Meetings are free to attend and open to anyone who would like support in overcoming their drinking issues.

AA meetings are non-denominational and may take place in churches or other religious settings. They are private and expectations of privacy are assumed. There are no requirements to attend except for the desire to want to achieve and maintain sobriety.

There are several types of AA meetings, including:

  • Open meetings – These are meetings that anyone can attend, including friends and family who want to provide support. These meetings often have speakers and member’s who tell their specific stories.
  • Closed meetings – These meetings are open to alcoholics in recovery or who desire to stop drinking. The public is not invited to a closed meeting.
  • Beginner’s meetings – These are for people who are new to AA and most likely also new to the recovery process. These focus on the fundamental needs of early recovery to avoid relapse.
  • 12-Step meetings – These meetings walk participants through the 12 Steps of AA. One step is focused on per session.
  • Big Book Study meetings – During these meetings, participants work together going through the Big Book of AA. The Big Book contains the principles behind AA.
  • Demographic-Specific meetings – There are AA meetings for young people, the LGBTQ community, women and other specific groups. These meetings accommodate specific needs of a group in a safe space.
  • Online meetings – Many meetings are available online.

What to Expect During AA Meetings.

Going to one’s first AA meeting can seem daunting or scary, but it is really simple. There is no sign-in sheet and privacy is respected. There are no intrusive questions or obligations to share or talk at all if participants choose not to. You may be invited to speak, but you are not obligated to.

New members are warmly welcomed at meetings. They are encouraged to listen and speak when they are ready. Everyone at a meeting was once a new member and is very understanding.

During AA meetings, certain participants may be asked to share their personal stories or share on a specific topic. Sometimes meetings focus on a step of the 12-step process each week. These meetings may follow more of an agenda than others.

Some meetings may have a special speaker or a potluck dinner. Meetings can also be open discussion and allow for more time for socializing one on one.

There are a number of different meeting formats for AA meetings. Not everyone responds well to the same type of meeting. It is important to try a few different ones out to see which recovery support works best for you.

What is Al-Anon?

Al-Anon is a program that is designed to offer support to families with an addicted or alcoholic loved one.

Similar to AA, Al-Anon also has weekly support group meetings and families are welcome to attend, regardless of their age.

Attending an Al-Anon can help to stop enabling behavior and, instead, help families learn healthier coping skills. Going to meetings also provides an outlet where families and loved ones can share their concerns with people who understand what they are going through.

There are several types of Al-Anon meetings:

  • Open meetings: Visitors and members can attend.
  • Closed meetings – Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.
  • Alateen meetings – These meetings are for young people; typically teenagers, but young adults and older children are often welcome to attend as well.
  • Al-Anon Adult Children meetings – Topics generally center around family issues.
  • Beginners meetings – Topics focus on newcomers.

What to Expect During Al-Anon Meetings

During Al-Anon meetings, participants are invited to listen and may share when they are ready. As with AA, Al-Anon is based on an environment of support, anonymity and respect.

Why is Attending Addiction Recovery Meetings Important?

Attending recovery meetings when working to maintain sobriety has been found to be important for a number of reasons. The most important factor in sobriety seems to be peer support. It is a crucial factor for people to not feel alone in the recovery and healing process which occurs when working on overcoming addictions.

Peer to peer support is what AA meetings are based on. Fellowship with those who have been in the same position can be beneficial to new members. Peer support is an important part of the recovery process.

Attending meetings can also help improve coping skills, build social support and allow participants to put what they have learned to use. Meetings allow participants to offer support based on skills that have been learned and other people’s experiences can be very valuable.

Traveling to SpringBoard Recovery in Arizona for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

People often choose to travel from Boston MA to SpringBoard Recovery for drug and alcohol rehab.

  • Needing to find an addiction treatment program that accepts their health insurance plans.
  • Being away from home allows for more focus on recovering from addiction.
  • A fresh start in a new environment creates new habits and can aid in the recovery process and help it go smoother.
  • Recovering in an area that is free from triggers and people that might derail their attempts at recovery.
  • Some people require anonymity and going through a program in their home area may not be private.
  • A comfortable climate and environment for treatment can lead to a healthier lifestyle and healthier habits.
  • Studies have shown being away from home enables one to more likely stay the course through the first days of withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox.

SpringBoard Recovery is able to offer recovery housing as well as our addiction treatment program. We are here to help. Please contact us today to learn more.