Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Fort Worth

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free support group for people struggling with alcohol addiction. Regular group meetings provide a community of support to help members achieve and maintain sobriety.

Central Office

Address: 1501 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, TX 76110

  • Open meetings daily
  • Closed meetings weekly
  • Call for specific meeting times

The Fishbowl

Address: 4343 Boat Club Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76135

  • Open speaker meetings on Mondays at 8:00 pm
  • Closed discussion meetings on Fridays at 8:00 pm

Piecemakers Group

Address: 6101 McCart Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76133

  • Open meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 pm
  • Closed meetings on Sundays at 6:00 pm

The 12 Steps of AA

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) outlines a 12-step program to help members achieve and maintain sobriety. The steps aim to motivate members toward positive change across Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.

  1. Admitting one is powerless over alcohol and that one’s life has become unmanageable.
  2. Coming to believe that a Power greater than oneself can restore sanity.
  3. Making a decision to turn one’s will and life over to the care of God as you understand Him.
  4. Making a searching and fearless moral inventory of oneself.
  5. Admitting to God, to oneself, and to another human being the exact nature of one’s wrongs.
  6. Becoming entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asking Him to remove shortcomings.
  8. Making a list of all persons 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 wrong, promptly admitting it.
  11. Seeking through prayer and meditation to improve conscious contact with God as you understand Him, pray only for knowledge of His will for you and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, try out to carry this message to other alcoholics and to practice these principles in all affairs.

The 12 steps aim to help members take responsibility for their addiction, seek support in their recovery, and help others dealing with alcoholism. The program provides a framework for self-improvement and service.

Getting Started with AA in Fort Worth

Use the meeting search on to find local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Fort Worth area. Both in-person and online/virtual meetings are available.

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

There are two main types of AA meetings in Fort Worth:

Open Meetings Closed Meetings
Open to anyone interested in AA program Only for those who have a desire to stop drinking
Friends, family, and observers are welcome For alcoholics only
Share experiences, strength, and hope Share at a deeper level without observers

Arrive early to your first meeting and introduce yourself to the chairperson as a new local member. Share your experiences if you feel comfortable, but most importantly listen to the stories of other members. You will likely receive a welcome keychain tag at your first meeting to mark 30 days of sobriety. Other keychain milestones include:

  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • Multiple years (2, 3, 5, 10, etc.)

Attend different meeting types and find a home group that fits your needs. Keep an open mind, listen to suggestions, and focus on your sobriety one day at a time. With the support of the AA fellowship, you can achieve lifelong sobriety.

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