Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Indianapolis

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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

Northside Group

Location: 4510 N College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205
  • Monday – Friday at noon (open discussion)
  • Tuesday at 6:00 pm (closed women’s group)
  • Wednesday at 7:00 pm (open speaker meeting)
  • Saturday at 6:00 pm (open discussion)

Eastside Group

Location: 100 N Rural St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Sunday at 8:00 pm (closed discussion)
  • Monday – Thursday at 6:30 pm (open discussion)
  • Saturday at 10:00 am (open step meeting)

Southside Club

Location: 2635 S East St., Indianapolis, IN 46227
  • Monday – Friday at noon (closed discussion)
  • Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm (open speaker meetings)
  • Saturday at 5:00 pm (open discussion)

The 12 Steps of AA

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a worldwide fellowship that helps those struggling with alcohol addiction achieve and maintain sobriety. AA groups across Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana follow the 12 Steps, which serve as a program of recovery. The 12 Steps are:

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 Indianapolis

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

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

Indianapolis and Marion County have both open and closed AA meetings:

Criteria Open Meetings Closed Meetings
Description Open to anyone interested in AA program Only those with desire to stop drinking may attend
Sharing Anyone can share at meeting Only AA members share at meeting
Anonymity Anonymity is preserved Anonymity strictly preserved

When attending your first local AA meeting:

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

Receive welcome keychain tags marking periods of sobriety:

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

The most important things are attending meetings, connecting with other members, and working the program one day at a time. Indianapolis and Marion County AA provides a supportive community to help achieve and maintain sobriety.

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