Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Michigan

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free support group for those struggling with alcohol addiction. Regular group meetings are available across Michigan to provide a supportive community and tools for achieving and maintaining sobriety.

AA Meeting in Detroit

1274 Library St
Detroit, MI 48226

  • Monday – Friday: 12 pm (open discussion)
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 6 pm (closed discussion for alcoholics only)
  • Saturday: 10 am (open discussion), 8 pm (speaker meeting)
  • Sunday: 10 am (closed discussion), 6 pm (open discussion)

AA Meeting in Grand Rapids

351 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Monday: Noon (closed discussion), 8 pm (open discussion)
  • Wednesday: Noon (open discussion), 8 pm (closed discussion)
  • Friday: Noon (speaker meeting), 8 pm (open discussion)
  • Saturday: 10 am (closed discussion), 6 pm (open discussion)
  • Sunday: 10 am (open discussion), 6 pm (closed discussion)

AA Meeting in Ann Arbor

516 E William St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

  • Monday: 6 pm (closed discussion)
  • Tuesday: Noon (open discussion)
  • Wednesday: 6 pm (closed discussion)
  • Thursday: Noon (open discussion)
  • Friday: Noon (speaker meeting)
  • Saturday: 10 am (open discussion)
  • Sunday: 6 pm (closed discussion for alcoholics only)

The 12 Steps of AA

AA outlines a 12-step program to help members achieve and maintain sobriety:

  • Step 1 — involves admitting powerlessness over alcohol and that life has become unmanageable.
  • Step 2 — calls for members to believe that a Power greater than themselves can restore sanity.
  • Step 3 — involves deciding to turn control over to this higher Power.
  • Step 4 — requires members to make a fearless moral inventory of themselves.
  • Step 5 — asks members to admit the exact nature of their wrongs to the Higher Power, themselves, and another human being.
  • Step 6 — calls on members to become entirely ready to have these defects of character removed.
  • Step 7 — involves humbly asking the Higher Power to remove shortcomings.
  • Step 8 — requires members to make a list of all persons harmed and become willing to make amends.
  • Step 9 — calls for members to make direct amends to such people where possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
  • Step 10 — asks members to continue their inventory and promptly admit when wrong.
  • Step 11 — involves seeking through prayer and meditation to improve conscious contact with the higher Power.
  • Step 12 — calls on members to carry this message to other alcoholics and practice these principles in all affairs.

Getting Started with AA in Michigan

Use a meeting search on to find local meetings in your area. Both in-person and online/virtual meetings are available in most places across Michigan.

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

There are two main types of AA meetings in Michigan:

Meeting Type Description
Open Meetings These meetings are open to the public, including non-alcoholics. Anyone interested in learning more about AA or supporting a loved one is welcome to attend.
Closed Meetings These meetings are restricted to individuals who have a desire to stop drinking. Attendance is limited to those who identify as alcoholics or are seeking help with their alcohol addiction.

Arrive early and introduce yourself to the group as a new local member. Share your experiences and stories if you feel comfortable. At your first meeting, you’ll receive a welcome keychain tag marking your sobriety milestone. Common keychain tags include:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • Years (2, 3, 4, etc.)
  • Birthdays (celebrating annual sobriety milestones)

Keep attending meetings and collecting tags as you progress in your sobriety with AA.