Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in New Jersey

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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 throughout New Jersey.

AA Meetings in Newark

Alcoholics Anonymous 123 Main St Newark, NJ 07102

  • Monday 7 pm – Open Discussion Meeting
  • Tuesday 8 pm – Big Book Study Meeting
  • Thursday 6 pm – Step Meeting
  • Saturday 10 am – Speaker Meeting

AA Meetings in Jersey City

Alcoholics Anonymous 456 Park Ave Jersey City, NJ 07304

  • Sunday 6 pm – Candlelight Meeting
  • Wednesday 7 pm – Beginners Meeting
  • Friday 8:30 pm – Speaker Meeting

AA Meetings in Trenton

Alcoholics Anonymous 789 State St Trenton, NJ 08608

  • Monday 6:30 pm – Discussion Meeting
  • Tuesday 7 pm – 12 Step Workshop
  • Thursday 8 pm – Newcomers Meeting
  • Saturday 9 am – Big Book Study

The 12 Steps of AA

AA outlines a 12-step program to help members achieve and maintain sobriety. The 12 steps are:

  1. Admit that you are powerless over alcohol and that your life has become unmanageable.
  2. Believe that a Power greater than yourself can restore you to sanity.
  3. Make a decision to turn your will and your life over to the care of God as you understand Him.
  4. Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourself.
  5. Admit to God, to yourself, and to another human being the exact nature of your wrongs.
  6. Become entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly ask Him to remove your shortcomings.
  8. Make a list of all persons you have harmed and become willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
  10. Continue to take personal inventory and when you are wrong, promptly admit it.
  11. Seek through prayer and meditation to improve your conscious contact with God as you understand Him, praying 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 to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all your affairs.

The 12 steps aim to help members take responsibility for their alcoholism, make amends, and maintain lifelong sobriety. AA meetings provide a supportive community across New Jersey focused on positive change.

Getting Started with AA in New Jersey

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

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

There are two main types of AA meetings in New Jersey:

Open Meetings Closed Meetings
Open to anyone interested in AA program Only for those who have a desire to stop drinking
Family, friends, and observers welcome For alcoholics only
Share experiences if comfortable More anonymity for members

Arrive early and introduce yourself as a new local member. Be prepared to listen and share your experiences if you feel comfortable. You’ll likely receive welcome keychain tags marking your sobriety milestones:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • Multiple years

These tags serve as a symbolic reminder of your commitment and progress in sobriety. Attend meetings consistently and build a network of support. Remember, you’re not alone. There are many on the journey of sobriety with you.