Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Tucson

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free support group for people struggling with alcohol addiction. Regular group meetings are available throughout Tucson.

Central Tucson AA Meetings

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church

3201 E Presidio Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Monday Closed Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday Open Speaker Meeting at 7:30 pm
  • Check website for additional weekly meetings

Triangle Club

225 E 26th St, Tucson, AZ 85713
  • Sunday Morning Discussion at 9:00 am
  • Wednesday Candlelight Meeting at 8:00 pm
  • Friday Beginners Meeting at 8:00 pm

East Tucson AA Meetings

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

1200 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
  • Monday Closed Step Meeting at Noon
  • Tuesday Open Discussion Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Morning Spiritual Journey Group at 10:30 am

The 12 Steps of AA

The 12 Steps are the foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) recovery in Tucson. AA members work through the steps to achieve and maintain sobriety. The steps involve admitting powerlessness over alcohol, believing in a higher power, examining past errors, making amends, and helping others.

The 12 Steps

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. We made a list of all the people we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, we promptly admitted it.
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Getting Started with AA in Tucson

Use the meeting search on to find local meetings in your area. Both in-person and online/virtual meetings are available in most places.

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

There are two main types of AA meetings in Tucson:

Open Meetings Closed Meetings
Open to anyone interested in AA program Only for those who have a desire to stop drinking
Family, friends, and observers are welcome For alcoholics only
Discussion topics often focus on AA principles Discussion topics often focus on alcoholism and recovery

Arrive early and introduce yourself as a new local member. Share your experiences if you feel comfortable. You’ll likely receive welcome keychain tags at your first meeting to mark your sobriety milestones:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • Years 2-50

The tags serve as a reminder of your progress and commitment. Attend meetings regularly and get involved to build your local AA network. With the support of the program and fellowship, you can achieve lasting sobriety one day at a time.

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