The meetings for 12 step groups originally 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 also include online meetings or tele-meetings (meetings on a shared phone line). The online meetings may take place using different means of communications like text-only chat, voice or video (e.g., Skype).

Online Meeting Websites

Below are listed some websites that have online meetings, telephone meetings or text chat that are targeted for recovery. The particular means of communication associated with each website is shown in the table. Meetings for the websites in the table below have also been organized and put into 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.

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

Online Meeting Calendar

Using the websites listed above, we have compiled an online meeting calendar that list the meetings on the websites, grouped by day of week and time of day. Each calendar entry has associated icons for the website, type of communication, fellowship and a link to the website to begin the meeting.

For the online meeting calendar, in addition to the icons listed in the table above, we use the following icons to denote the type of fellowship and mode of communication used for chatting.

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
Communication Mode For Chats
  • - Video Chat
  • - Voice Chat or Telephone Meeting
  • - Text Chat

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.