Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Orlando

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

AA meetings in the Orlando area provide a supportive community for those seeking to abstain from drinking and live a sober life. Some locations where AA meetings are held regularly include:

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Address: 4851 S Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32819
Meetings Times:
  • Monday–Friday at noon (open discussion)
  • Tuesday at 8:00 pm (closed discussion)

Orange County Central Office

Address: 4749 Hoffner Ave., Suite B, Orlando, FL 32812
Meetings Times:
  • Sunday at 7:30 pm (open newcomers meeting)
  • Wednesday at noon (Big Book study open meeting)

University Unitarian Universalist Society

Address: 11648 McCulloch Rd., Orlando, FL 32817
Meetings Times:
  • Monday at 8:00 pm (open speaker meeting)
  • Friday at noon (closed discussion)

The focus of AA is on members sharing with and supporting each other in obtaining and maintaining sobriety. Those struggling with alcohol abuse can attend open AA meetings in Orlando for encouragement and community help along their recovery path.

The 12 Steps of AA

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) provides a 12-step program to help people achieve and maintain sobriety. The 12 steps aim to motivate members toward positive change across Orlando, Orange County, and all of Florida.

  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 with 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 Orlando

Use the meeting search on to find local AA meetings in your area. Orlando and Orange County have both in-person and online/virtual AA meetings available.

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

AA meetings in Orlando and Orange County can be “open” or “closed.”

Meeting Type Description
Open Anyone can attend, including loved ones and those curious about AA
Closed Only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend

To attend your first meeting:

  • Arrive early and introduce yourself as a new local member
  • Share your experiences if you feel comfortable

Receive welcome keychain tags marking sobriety milestones:

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