FOR THE NEWCOMER
Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous. We are sure that you have a lot of questions, just like we did when we first came to A.A. We hope that the information you find here will help provide you with answers and alleviate any fears. A.A. is a program ran by those of us who have found hope and recovery in the program so we truly have been where you are.
NEED HELP NOW?
CALL (850) 244-2421
TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE
GET TO A MEETING
Our area has multiple meetings a day, seven days a week. Find us in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties and encompass Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Baker, Mossy Head, Navarre, Niceville, and Valparaiso. It is suggested that you attend meetings regularly and get phone numbers from other members while you are there. We know that you might be nervous to attend your first meeting but remember that we have all been where you are and we are there to help you. You can find a detailed meeting schedule at our office or by clicking here.
Get a sponsor. Sponsorship is a valuable aid to recovery. A sponsor is a sober member of A.A. that can answer your questions about recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous. They also guide you through the "Big Book" and the 12 steps.
Get involved. There is more to A.A. than just attending meetings. Many of us attend social activities such as cookouts, conventions, workshops, parties, and more. You can find more information on upcoming events at meetings, our office, or by clicking here.
Read and study the A.A. "Big Book" and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Both of these books give us the instructions on how to take the steps to recovery. These books also share the experience, strength, and hope of people that have found recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous.