Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Washington

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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

Downtown Seattle

123 Main St, Seattle, WA 98101


  • Monday 8:00 pm – Open discussion
  • Wednesday 6:00 pm – 12-step meeting
  • Friday 7:30 pm – Speaker Meeting
  • Saturday 9:00 am – Big Book study

Tacoma Community Center

567 Oak Rd, Tacoma, WA 98402


  • Tuesday 7:00 pm – Closed women’s group
  • Thursday 8:00 pm – Open literature study
  • Sunday 6:00 pm – Beginners meeting

Spokane Region AA

72 Pine St, Spokane, WA 99201


  • Monday 7:00 pm – Open discussion
  • Wednesday 8:00 pm – 12-step meeting
  • Friday 6:00 pm – Speaker Meeting
  • Saturday 10:30 am – Open literature study

The 12 Steps of AA

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

  1. Admitting you are powerless over alcohol and your life has become unmanageable.
  2. Coming to believe a Power greater than yourself can restore you to sanity.
  3. Deciding to turn your will and life over to the care of God as you understand Him.
  4. Making a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourself.
  5. Admitting to God, to yourself, and to another human being the exact nature of your wrongs.
  6. Being entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly ask Him to remove your shortcomings.
  8. Making a list of all persons you have harmed and become willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Making direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continuing to take personal inventory and when wrong promptly admitting it.
  11. Seeking 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, trying to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all your affairs.

Getting Started with AA in Washington

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 Washington.

Attending Your First Local AA Meeting

There are two main types of AA meetings in Washington:

Meeting Type Description
Open Meetings Open to the public, including non-alcoholics, and offers an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the AA program.
Closed Meetings Restricted to individuals who have a desire to stop drinking and are seeking recovery.

Arrive early and introduce yourself as a new local member. Share your experiences if you feel comfortable doing so. You’ll likely receive a welcome keychain tag at your first meeting to mark your sobriety milestone. Common keychain tags include:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • Multiple years (2, 3, 4, etc.)

Keychain tags serve as a tangible reminder of your sobriety achievements on your journey. Attending local AA meetings provides community support as you work through the 12-step program. With time and participation, you’ll meet others going through similar struggles and find camaraderie in working together toward sobriety.