Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Charlotte

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free peer support group for those struggling with alcohol addiction. Regular group meetings are available across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Trinity Group

Address: 2701 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209
Meetings:
  • Mondays, 8:00 p.m.: open speaker discussion
  • Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m.: Big Book study

NoDa Group

Address: 2831 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28206
Meetings:
  • Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.: closed discussion
  • Fridays, 8:00 p.m.: open speaker discussion

Dilworth Group

Address: 2010 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
Meetings:
  • Sundays, 10:30 a.m.: open speaker and step study
  • Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.: closed discussion

The 12 Steps of AA

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) uses a 12-step program to help people recover from alcohol addiction. The steps aim to motivate members to make positive changes in their lives and communities across Charlotte. The 12 steps are:

The 12 Steps

  1. Admitting they are powerless over alcohol and that their lives have become unmanageable.
  2. Coming to believe that a Power greater than themselves can restore them to sanity.
  3. Making a decision to turn their will and their lives over to the care of God as they understand Him.
  4. Making a searching and fearless moral inventory of themselves.
  5. Admitting to God, to themselves, and to another human being the exact nature of their wrongs.
  6. Being entirely ready to have God remove all their defects of character.
  7. Humbly asking Him to remove their shortcomings.
  8. Making a list of all the people they have harmed and becoming willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Making direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continuing to take personal inventory and when they are wrong, promptly admitting it.
  11. Seeking through prayer and meditation to improve their conscious contact with God as they understand Him, they pray only for knowledge of His will for them and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, they try to carry this message to other alcoholics and to practice these principles in all their affairs.

Getting Started with AA in Charlotte

Use the meeting search on udetc.org to find local AA meetings in your area of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Both in-person and online/virtual meetings are available.

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

There are two main types of AA meetings in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County:

Meeting Type Description
Open Anyone can attend, including those simply curious about AA. You do not have to share if you attend an open meeting.
Closed Only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend. You share your experiences at closed meetings.

Arrive 10–15 minutes early to your first meeting and introduce yourself to the greeters or chairperson as a new local member. Share your experiences if you feel comfortable, but there is no pressure to share at first.

You may receive welcome keychain tags marking sobriety milestones at your first few meetings:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year

The keytags provide encouragement to keep attending meetings and working through the recovery process. Local members are supportive, understand the challenges you face, and want to see you succeed.

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