Online Meetings

The original meetings for 12 step groups took place (and still do) in physical buildings like churches, hospitals, schools, mission houses or any place that freely allow such meetings. Over the years, with improving technology and especially with the advent of the internet, the meeting venues have expanded to additionally include online meetings or meetings on a shared phone line (tele-meetings). The online meetings may take place in a text-only chat room, through audio communication channels or through video and audio communications, for example using Skype.

We have gathered a list of websites that host online meetings or tele-meetings for addictive behaviors. These websites are listed below. We have also catalogued many of the online meetings from these websites and put them in a common online meeting calendar. For any hour of a given weekday the online meeting calendar will display which meetings might be available, and you can then easily click a link to find information about attending that meeting.

Our online meeting calendar currently contains meetings from the following websites.

In order to take part in a meeting, you need to register at the given web site where the online meeting is being held.

For the online meeting calendar, we use the following icons.

For Fellowships
  • - Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
  • - Al-Anon Meetings
  • - Cocaine Anonymous Meetings
  • - Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous Meetings
  • - Crystal Meth Meetings
  • - Codependents Anonymous Meetings
  • - Debtors Anonymous Meetings
  • - Dual Recovery Anonymous Meetings
  • - Marijuana Anonymous Meetings
  • - Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
  • - Nar-Anon Meetings
  • - Nicotine Anonymous Meetings
  • - Overeaters Anonymous Meetings
  • - Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous Meetings
  • - Women in Recovery Meetings
For Chat Types
  • - Video Chat
  • - Voice Chat or Telephone Meeting
  • - Text Chat

The following websites also have information about online meetings. We have not yet added information for these online meetings to our online meeting calendar.

In order to take part in a meeting, you need to register at the given web site where the online meeting is being held.

24/7 General Chat

Chat rooms that are always available include the following...

Although they are not scheduled by time, another good source of online meetings is to utilize the chat rooms in some of the social networking sites for recovery.