Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Milwaukee

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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

AA Group 1

Address: 123 Main St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Monday at 7 PM (open discussion meeting)
  • Wednesday at noon (speaker meeting)
  • Friday at 6 PM (closed meeting for alcoholics only)

AA Group 2

Address: 456 Oak Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Tuesday at 6 PM (open discussion meeting)
  • Thursday at 7:30 PM (Big Book study meeting)
  • Saturday at 10 AM (open speaker meeting)

AA Group 3

Address: 789 Elm Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • Sunday at 11 AM (closed discussion meeting)
  • Wednesday at 6 PM (twelve-step study meeting)
  • Friday at noon (open speaker meeting)

The 12 Steps of AA

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship that provides support for people seeking to overcome alcohol addiction. The program outlines a 12-step process to guide members on their recovery journey:

  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. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being is the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. We humblely 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. 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.

AA provides a supportive group framework to help members achieve and maintain sobriety through following this 12-step program. The fellowship offers meetings and resources across Milwaukee that aim to motivate members toward positive change in overcoming their addiction.

Getting Started with AA in Milwaukee

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

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

Milwaukee offers both open and closed AA meetings:

Meeting Type Description
Open Anyone can attend, including non-alcoholics. You can bring a supportive friend or family member.
Closed Only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend. Helps build trust and openness.

Arrive 10-15 minutes early and introduce yourself to the leader or members as a new local member seeking sobriety. Share your experiences if you feel comfortable. You may receive the following welcome keychain tags marking sobriety milestones:

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

The tags serve as a symbolic reminder of your commitment and progress in the AA program. Attending meetings regularly and engaging with your local AA community can help you achieve longer periods of sobriety.

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