Finding AA Meetings in Massachusetts: The Ultimate Resource

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free and anonymous fellowship of peers from all walks of life who share their everyday experiences of strength and hope with each other and others to promote recovery from alcohol use disorder (AUD). For many battling with their alcohol use, AA meetings are an essential aspect of their journey towards long-term sobriety, in some cases alongside other evidence-based addiction treatments, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) or conventional rehabilitation treatment centers. Fortunately, there are many AA meetings in Massachusetts to attend, both in-person and sometimes hybrid.

The AA fellowship in Massachusetts is as active and robust as ever, with thousands of meetings held each week throughout the state. AA meetings often include discussions regarding coping strategies, relapse prevention, and experiences in active addiction. Attendees also discuss vital steps towards achieving a healthier lifestyle that’s sustainable and establishes a sense of community. Leaving addiction in the past is hard for many. AA meetings can help bridge the gap between abstinence and relapse.

In this blog by MAT Care Clinics, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide to AA meetings in Massachusetts, including some brief AA history, meeting benefits, and how to find a meeting near you tonight. So, let’s jump in and find the perfect meeting for you now!

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History of AA and How It Helps Millions of People

Alcoholics Anonymous has been a beacon of hope for millions of people struggling with addiction since its inception in 1935 by founders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. The organization owes much of its popularity to its pioneering approach that recognizes alcoholism as an illness rather than a moral failing. It also establishes 12 critical steps that ultimately lead to lasting recovery and freedom from addiction.

The group’s philosophy of mutual support has made it a haven for people from all backgrounds, and there’s no cost for attendance. While some participants are court-mandated to attend AA meetings, others go for personal reasons. Anybody with the desire to stop drinking is welcome to participate in an AA meeting where they should experience a welcoming space to share their commonalities, seek guidance from understanding peers, and find solace in knowing they are not alone.

However, it’s helpful to familiarize themselves with AA meeting types (Closed, Open, Women’s, Men’s) to ensure you attend the most suitable options for you.

The Global Impact of Alcoholics Anonymous

AA’s impact is felt worldwide, with over two million members in over 180 countries, with research and statistics showing it to be one of the most efficient paths towards abstinence in the context of alcohol. The organization not only demonstrates success in the number of people it helps achieve sobriety annually, but AA also has a profoundly positive impact on families and communities.

Furthermore, Alcoholics Anonymous has brought broad awareness to the topic of recovery, alcoholism, addiction, and acceptance. Thus, it remains an integral part of the alcohol addiction recovery process for many and an essential pillar of society worldwide.

Finding AA Meetings in Massachusetts

To find AA meetings in Massachusetts, you can visit the official Alcoholics Anonymous website or use the find a meeting feature on their “Meeting Guide” app. On the app, you can search AA meetings by location, day of the week, time of day, or meeting type. Additionally, you can also contact your local AA central office or intergroup for information on meetings in your area.

While attending your first meeting can be intimidating, 12-step meetings commonly place a high emphasis on always welcoming newcomers warmly and openly. Below are many meetings in the Massachusetts area with helpful links that are continuously updated to reflect modified scheduling, categorized by days of the week:

Mondays

First Things First
First Church of Christ
25 Great Road
Bedford

6:00 AM to 6:45 AM

Bill’s Drive-Thru
North Andover Historical Society
800 Massachusetts Avenue
North Andover

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM

Daily Reflections Lowell
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Ames Street
Our Lady of Good Counsel
128 Ames Street
Lawrence

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Lawrence New Beginnings
Elks Lodge
652 Andover Street
Lawrence

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Spark of Hope Alcohol Only
St. Rita’s Parish
158 Mammoth Road
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

New Last Gaspers
St. Anthony’s Church
908 Central Street
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Lighten Up
Tewksbury State Hospital
365 East Street
Tewksbury

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

They Stopped in Time
New Recovery Café
92 Merrimack Street
Haverhill

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Daily Noon
Journey Church
9 Academy Street
Chelmsford

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Screwy Twoey
Lowell Transitioning Center
33 E Merrimack Street
Lowell

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Originals
United Parish Church
39 Main Street
Lunenburg

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The 3 B’s
St. Joseph Shrine
37 Lee Street
Lowell

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Young at Heart
North Andover Historical Society
800 Massachusetts Avenue
North Andover

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Out of the Woods
St. Marguerite D’Youville
1340 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut

7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Sobah at 7
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Ladies Night
First Church Parish House
1 Powderhouse Road
Groton

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Love/Life
St. Paul’s Episcopal
396 Main Street
North Andover

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Original
First Church of Christ
10 Church Street
Haverhill

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Monday Night Live
First Parish Church United
48 Main Street
Westford

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tower Hill
Our Lady of Good Counsel
128 Ames Street
Lawrence

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Living Sober
Tewksbury State Hospital
365 East Street
Tewksbury

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Men’s Football Big Book
Free Christian Church
31 Elm Street
Andover

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

New Beginnings
Baptist Church
592 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tuesday

First Things First
First Church of Christ
25 Great Road
Bedford

6:00 AM to 6:45 AM

Early Risers
Addictions Referral Center
33 Main Street
Marlborough

6:45 AM to 7:45 AM

Bill’s Drive-Thru
North Andover Historical Society
800 Massachusetts Avenue
North Andover

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM

Daily Reflections Lowell
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Ames Street
Our Lady of Good Counsel
128 Ames Street
Lawrence

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Lawrence New Beginnings
Elks Lodge
652 Andover Street
Lawrence

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Be Good to Yourself
St. William’s
1351 Main Street
Tewksbury

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Sobriety 101
St. Marguerite D’Youville
1340 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Spark of Hope Alcohol Only
St. Rita’s Parish
158 Mammoth Road
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

New Last Gaspers
St. Anthony’s Church
908 Central Street
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

They Stopped in Time
New Recovery Café
92 Merrimack Street
Haverhill

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Screwy Twoey
Lowell Transitioning Center
33 E Merrimack Street
Lowell

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

A Vision for You
Carlisle First Religious Society
27 School Street
Carlisle

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Sane and Sober
Unitarian Universalist
16 Ashland Street
Haverhill

6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Sobah at 7
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

LGBT Lowell
Christ Church United
180 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Simply Steps
First Parish Unitarian Church
2 Westford Street
Chelmsford

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Freedom
St. Augustine’s Church
43 Essex Street
Andover

7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Newman Group
Emanual Lutheran Church
1200 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

North Chelmsford Vinal Square
Congregational Church
15 Princeton Street
Chelmsford

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Easy Does It
First Parish of Groton
1 Powderhouse Road
Groton

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Wednesday

Serenity at Six
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

6:00 AM to 7:00 AM

First Things First
First Church of Christ
25 Great Road
Bedford

6:00 AM to 6:45 AM

Bill’s Drive-Thru
North Andover Historical Society
800 Massachusetts Avenue
North Andover

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM

Bottom of the Bottle
Tewksbury State Hospital
365 East Street
Tewksbury

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Daily Reflections Lowell
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Ames Street
Our Lady of Good Counsel
128 Ames Street
Lawrence

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Lawrence New Beginnings
Elks Lodge
652 Andover Street
Lawrence

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Sobriety 101
St. Marguerite D’Youville
1340 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Spark of Hope Alcohol Only
St. Rita’s Parish
158 Mammoth Road
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

New Last Gaspers
St. Anthony’s Church
908 Central Street
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

They Stopped in Time
New Recovery Café
92 Merrimack Street
Haverhill

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Screwy Twoey
Lowell Transitioning Center
33 E Merrimack Street
Lowell

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Happy Hour
Town Hall
895 Main Street
Ashby

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Sobah at 7
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Groton All Steps No Bologna
First Church Parish House
1 Powderhouse Road
Groton

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Hope Dealers
New Recovery Café
92 Merrimack Street
Haverhill

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Westford Wednesday
United Methodist Church
10 Church Street
Westford

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Suburban
St. Ann’s
14 Treble Cove Road
Billerica

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Thursday

First Things First
First Church of Christ
25 Great Road
Bedford

6:00 AM to 6:45 AM

Bill’s Drive-Thru
North Andover Historical Society
800 Massachusetts Avenue
North Andover

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM

Daily Reflections Lowell
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Lawrence New Beginnings
Elks Lodge
652 Andover Street
Lawrence

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Sobriety 101
St. Marguerite D’Youville
1340 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Spark of Hope Alcohol Only
St. Rita’s Parish
158 Mammoth Road
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

New Last Gaspers
St. Anthony’s Church
908 Central Street
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

They Stopped in Time
New Recovery Café
92 Merrimack Street
Haverhill

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Daily Noon
Journey Church
9 Academy Street
Chelmsford

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Screwy Twoey
Lowell Transitioning Center
33 E Merrimack Street
Lowell

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

White Flag
United Parish Church
14 Main Street
Lunenburg

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Sobah at 7
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Friday

Serenity at Six
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

6:00 AM to 7:00 AM

Bill’s Drive-Thru
North Andover Historical Society
800 Massachusetts Avenue
North Andover

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM

Daily Reflections Lowell
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Lawrence New Beginnings
Elks Lodge
652 Andover Street
Lawrence

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Sobriety 101
St. Marguerite D’Youville
1340 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Spark of Hope Alcohol Only
St. Rita’s Parish
158 Mammoth Road
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

New Last Gaspers
St. Anthony’s Church
908 Central Street
Lowell

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

They Stopped in Time
New Recovery Café
92 Merrimack Street
Haverhill

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Screwy Twoey
Lowell Transitioning Center
33 E Merrimack Street
Lowell

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

BIG BOOK
United Parish Church
39 Main Street
Lunenburg

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

First 164
St. Marguerite D’Youville
1340 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Freedom From Booze Beginners
Lutheran Church
170 Old Westford Road
Chelmsford

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Daily Reprieve
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Sobah at 7
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Forest Street Big Book
Forest Street Church
15 Forest Street
Methuen

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Friday Night
South Church
41 Central Street
Andover

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

New Beginning
First Congregational Church
18 Andover Road
Billerica

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Stone Church
All Saints
10 Billerica Road
Chelmsford

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Saturday

First Things First
First Church of Christ
25 Great Road
Bedford

6:00 AM to 6:45 AM

Dawn Breakers
St. John’s
115 Middlesex Street
Chelmsford

7:00 AM to 8:15 AM

Happy Joyous & Free
Fellowship Hall
7 Elm Street
Harvard

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Unity Beginners (Hybrid)
Baptist Church
592 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Grateful Hearts Beginners
St. Matthew’s
435 Central Street
Acton

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

South Groveland Original
First Baptist Church
217 Main Street
Haverhill

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Eyeopener
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

As Bill Sees It
St. William’s
1351 Main Street
Tewksbury

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fresh Start
Parish House
28 Elm Street
Andover

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Friends of Dr. Bob
Fletcher Library
50 Main Street
Westford

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

New Hope
Tewksbury State Hospital
365 East Street
Tewksbury

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

New Freedom
United Parish Church
14 Main Street
Lunenburg

5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Sobah at 7
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Open Door
St. Francis Church
115 Wheeler Road
Dracut

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sunday

First Things First
First Church of Christ
25 Great Road
Bedford

6:00 AM to 6:45 AM

Sunday Morning Steps
VFW
55 Leighton Street
Pepperell

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Wide Awake
Amvets Post
576 Primrose Street
Haverhill

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Sunday Morning
Masonic Temple
16 Thorndike Street
Fitchburg

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Sunday Five B’s
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Beginners Steps 1,2,3
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Jekyll + Hyde
First Congregational Church
18 Andover Road
Billerica

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Sobah at 7
The Bridge Club
33 East Merrimack Street
Lowell

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Nashoba
Journey Church
9 Academy Street
Chelmsford

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Topic
First Parish Unitarian Church
2 Westford Street
Chelmsford

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

In the Solution
New Recovery Café
92 Merrimack Street
Haverhill

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Let’s Talk
Community Congregational
803 Boston Road
Billerica

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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