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AA Meetings in Memphis, Tennessee

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AA meetings in Memphis, TN, are scattered throughout the city and take place in various locations to service members of the Intergroup community. People interested in attending a gathering of Alcoholics Anonymous should consult the local group authorities or call the head office of the chapter in Memphis.

  • Came to Believe Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe 2 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe 3 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe 3 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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  • Came to Believe 3 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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    17:30:00
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  • Came to Believe 3 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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    17:30:00
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  • Came to Believe 3 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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    17:30:00
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  • Came to Believe 3 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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    17:30:00
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  • Came to Believe 3 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Midtown
    119 Racine memphis, TN 38111, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

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    17:30:00
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  • frayser,group Alcoholics Anonymous

    frayser,tn
    3751 Felts Station Rd, Memphis, Tennessee, 38127

    Monday
    11:30:00
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  • Happy Destiny Alcoholics Anonymous

    St. John
    S Greer St, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111

    Monday
    17:30:00
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  • Open Door Group Alcoholics Anonymous

    Crossroads Meeting Hall
    4386 Old Raleigh LaGrange memphis, TN 38128, Memphis, Tennessee, 38128

    Sunday
    18:30:00
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  • Open Door Group Alcoholics Anonymous

    Crossroads Meeting Hall
    4386 Old Raleigh LaGrange memphis, TN 38128, Memphis, Tennessee, 38128

    Saturday
    18:30:00
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  • Shady Ladies Alcoholics Anonymous

    Presbyterian Church
    Grove Hill Pl, Memphis, Tennessee, 38120

    Monday
    18:00:00
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  • ABC Group Memphis

    6000 Briarcrest Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/6000+Briarcrest+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    18:30:00
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  • AMAA Meeting

    7715 U.S. 70, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/7715+U.S.+70+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    07:00:00
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  • Any Length Group Memphis

    3356 South 3rd Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3356+South+3rd+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    08:00:00
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  • Area 51 Group

    3563 Thomas Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3563+Thomas+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    16:00:00
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  • Ave Fenix Memphis

    3566 Commerce Circle, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3566+Commerce+Circle+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Bluff City Group

    203 South White Station Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/203+South+White+Station+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • Brothers of Bill

    1323 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1323+Madison+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    09:00:00
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  • Came to Believe Group Memphis

    2865 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2865+Walnut+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    07:00:00
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  • Central Gardens Group

    1695 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1695+Central+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    12:00:00
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  • Central Group Memphis

    3544 Forest Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3544+Forest+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    12:00:00
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  • Cherokee

    390 South Yates Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/390+South+Yates+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    19:00:00
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  • Common Solutions Group Memphis

    1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1350+Concourse+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    17:30:00
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  • Cordova Hope Group

    8500 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/8500+Walnut+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Crosstown457

    1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1350+Concourse+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    12:00:00
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  • Design for Living Memphis

    2509 Harvard Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2509+Harvard+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Downtown Nooners Group Memphis

    102 North 2nd Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/102+North+2nd+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    12:00:00
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  • Downtown Thursday Night Group

    155 Market Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/155+Market+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    19:00:00
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  • Early Early Birds

    2804 New Brunswick Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2804+New+Brunswick+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Friday
    07:00:00
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  • Early Risers Group Memphis

    7715 U.S. 70, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/7715+U.S.+70+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    08:00:00
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  • Frayser Group

    1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1350+Concourse+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
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  • Fresh Start Memphis

    875 Crockett Place, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/875+Crockett+Place+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    23:59:00
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  • Grace In The Grove

    9228 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/9228+Walnut+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    20:00:00
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  • Great Reality Group

    1323 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1323+Madison+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Growing Flowers Group

    3356 South 3rd Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3356+South+3rd+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Friday
    19:00:00
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  • Happy Destiny Memphis

    322 South Greer Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/322+South+Greer+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    17:30:00
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  • Heavy Hitters Mens Group Memphis

    1578 Yorkshire Drive, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1578+Yorkshire+Drive+Memphis+TN+37501

    Saturday
    16:00:00
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  • Hickory Hill Group

    6413 Quince Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/6413+Quince+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
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  • High Noon Memphis

    1323 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1323+Madison+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    12:00:00
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  • Hollywood Group

    745 Olympic Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/745+Olympic+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Hopeful High Nooners Meeting

    8500 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/8500+Walnut+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    12:00:00
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  • How It Works Group Memphis

    1538 Norris Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1538+Norris+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Friday
    18:30:00
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  • ICU Group

    1323 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1323+Madison+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    22:00:00
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  • Jaywalkers Group Memphis

    3826 Mickey Drive, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3826+Mickey+Drive+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    19:00:00
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  • Ladies Edition At Two Doors Down

    1578 Yorkshire Drive, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1578+Yorkshire+Drive+Memphis+TN+37501

    Saturday
    13:15:00
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  • Lakeland Group

    2855 Morning Sun Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2855+Morning+Sun+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    19:00:00
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  • Last Chance Group Memphis

    3003 Airways Boulevard, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3003+Airways+Boulevard+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    18:00:00
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  • Many Paths to Spirituality

    1000 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1000+Cooper+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    19:00:00
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  • Memphis Area Intergroup

    Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Memphis+TN+37501

    00:00:00
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  • Men of Recovery Group

    620 Parkrose Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/620+Parkrose+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Friday
    19:00:00
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  • Midtown Group

    1666 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1666+Jackson+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Wednesday
    19:00:00
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  • Miracles Among Us Meeting

    1720 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1720+Peabody+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    18:30:00
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  • Mi Ultima Esperanza

    6099 Mount Moriah Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/6099+Mount+Moriah+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    19:00:00
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  • Mustard Seed Memphis

    1879 North Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1879+North+Germantown+Parkway+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
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  • Neshoba Awakening Meeting

    7715 East Holmes Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/7715+East+Holmes+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    14:30:00
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  • Newcomers Group Memphis

    1262 Driver Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1262+Driver+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    20:00:00
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  • New Start Meeting

    3117 South Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3117+South+Mendenhall+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    18:00:00
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  • New Start Memphis

    3117 South Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3117+South+Mendenhall+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Wednesday
    18:00:00
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  • North Memphis Group

    1193 Springdale Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1193+Springdale+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Saturday
    20:00:00
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  • North Parkway Miracle Group

    1262 Driver Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1262+Driver+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    18:30:00
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  • Oasis Group Memphis

    3356 South 3rd Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3356+South+3rd+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Overton Park Group

    1323 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1323+Madison+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    17:30:00
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  • Pathway to Peace Memphis

    209 Hamlin Place, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/209+Hamlin+Place+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    08:00:00
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  • Pride and Principles

    892 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/892+Cooper+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    19:00:00
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  • Primary Purpose Memphis

    2974 Austin Peay Highway, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2974+Austin+Peay+Highway+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    17:30:00
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  • Promises Memphis

    1265 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1265+Union+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Wednesday
    19:00:00
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  • Reach Out Meeting

    1187 South Bellevue Boulevard, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1187+South+Bellevue+Boulevard+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    19:00:00
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  • Real Deal Group

    745 Olympic Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/745+Olympic+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    19:00:00
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  • Recovery on the River Meeting

    292 Virginia Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/292+Virginia+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    18:00:00
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  • Saturday Morning Meeting

    2865 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2865+Walnut+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Saturday
    10:30:00
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  • Saturday Reflections Group

    5330 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5330+Park+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Saturday
    08:30:00
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  • Second Chance Group Memphis

    6413 Quince Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/6413+Quince+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    09:00:00
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  • Sendero De Vida Group

    1293 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1293+Getwell+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    19:30:00
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  • Serenity Group Memphis

    4645 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/4645+Walnut+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    20:00:00
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  • Seriously Sober

    706 South Highland Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/706+South+Highland+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Friday
    19:00:00
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  • Shady Ladies Group

    5530 Shady Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5530+Shady+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    18:00:00
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  • Sober Journey Meeting

    4680 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/4680+Walnut+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Solutions Group Memphis

    6529 Stage Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/6529+Stage+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    19:00:00
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  • SOS Step Study

    1207 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1207+Peabody+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • South Memphis Group

    3356 South 3rd Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3356+South+3rd+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Taking the 12 Steps

    7715 U.S. 70, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/7715+U.S.+70+Memphis+TN+37501

    Wednesday
    19:30:00
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  • TGIS Memphis

    5530 Shady Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5530+Shady+Grove+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    17:30:00
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  • The Back to Basics Boys Club

    5112 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5112+Park+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • The Earlybird Group

    2300 Hickory Crest Drive, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2300+Hickory+Crest+Drive+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • The Stairway Group

    2018 Bartlett Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2018+Bartlett+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Thursday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Three Legged Stool

    1106 Colonial Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1106+Colonial+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Traditions Group Memphis

    3638 Macon Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3638+Macon+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
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  • Traditions Memphis

    3638 Macon Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3638+Macon+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Friday
    20:00:00
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  • Two Doors Down

    1578 Yorkshire Drive, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1578+Yorkshire+Drive+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • Unidos En Sobriedad

    1715 North Graham Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1715+North+Graham+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    20:00:00
    Direction
  • Unity Group Memphis

    2404 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2404+Kirby+Road+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Village Group Memphis

    322 South Greer Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/322+South+Greer+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    20:00:00
    Direction
  • WAAGL Group

    7715 U.S. 70, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/7715+U.S.+70+Memphis+TN+37501

    Sunday
    12:00:00
    Direction
  • Whitehaven Morning Sunrisers

    801 Whitehaven Lane, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/801+Whitehaven+Lane+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    08:30:00
    Direction
  • Winchester Group Memphis

    5217 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5217+Park+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
    Direction
  • Women of WAAGL

    7715 U.S. 70, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/7715+U.S.+70+Memphis+TN+37501

    Saturday
    10:00:00
    Direction
  • Women Suffer Too

    3540 Summer Avenue, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3540+Summer+Avenue+Memphis+TN+37501

    Monday
    20:00:00
    Direction
  • Worldly Indeed

    258 North Merton Street, Memphis, TN, 37501
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/258+North+Merton+Street+Memphis+TN+37501

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
    Direction

Please note that AA meeting locations and schedules tend to change often and quickly. Please always check these times to be accurate. If you have new information about an AA meeting, please inform us at [email protected]

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Memphis, TN, AA Meetings Overview

The local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous Memphis supports an active and thriving community of people in recovery. Several gatherings take place throughout the day, every day of the week. People can find a complete listing of all the groups in the Memphis area by checking the table above.

People can find the complete list of sessions and their various entry requirements there. There are also names and locations for the groups, so people have someone to contact with their questions. The groups have multiple titles. These titles often correspond to the site (Horn Lake, Central Group) or the time (Upon Awakening, High Noon).

They can also have titles like “Any Length Group,” which corresponds to a session with an open format where anyone can attend. Several different group types cater to other people and identities. These distinctions are often published alongside the group’s name and location.

How Do Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Memphis, TN, Look?

Memphis AA meetings are similar in many ways to sessions held all over the country. Like many other chapters, Alcoholics Anonymous Memphis has shifted many group sessions to Zoom to comply with local Covid safety protocols. In addition, there are several online groups people can join from the comfort and safety of their homes.

There are many in-person sessions also available. These gatherings have unique specifications and entry requirements that make 12-Step programs more inclusive and diverse. For example, women can find women-only groups, and people with English as a second language can also find groups that speak their language.

There are also different formats that each group takes that could appeal to different people. For example, some groups are led by an experienced member who guides the discussion. Other groups are closed to new members so older members can gain the experience and wisdom that only experienced members have.

Get The Most From an AA Meeting Memphis, TN

The 12-Steps differentiate groups like AA because they focus on individual self-improvement and discipline without any scientific or medicine-based support. People enter the program and must cover each of the 12-Steps to understand better who they are and why they developed a drinking problem.

People must be willing to submit to the doctrines of the 12-step program for them to have any chance of finding success. But it is not easy. The mutual support system that also makes Alcoholics Anonymous different from other recovery programs is what helps people break down those barriers.

Listening and learning from other people in the same situation can help people feel empowered and part of a community to prevent them from engaging in self-destructive behavior. Newcomers to groups often feel nervous or anxious about sharing at their first meeting. But after a while, people understand that it is a safe place to build upon the mistakes of the past.

Need Help That AA Can’t Provide? Find Alcohol Rehab Centers in Memphis, TN

Many studies have pointed to the benefits of the 12-Step program and its organizational composition. Many different sessions are going on during the day in a large or mid-size city, and there are no costs involved. But, often, people with severe alcohol or substance abuse problems need more specialized and individualized care.

Addiction Resource is a free, online service that people can visit to find information about rehabilitation options in their area. Visitors can enter their zip code to find licensed, state-approved treatment centers in their area or call an outreach counselor to speak with someone immediately to get help for them or their loved ones.

For people struggling with illicit or prescription substances NA Meetings in Memphis, Tennessee are available.

For people seeking inpatient or outpatient treatment options rehab centers in Tennessee are also available.


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About Author

Daniel Hochman, MD

Dr. Daniel Hochman is a board certified Psychiatrist and leader in the field of addiction. He is the creator of a revolutionary online addiction recovery program, selfrecovery.org. Dr. Hochman advocates for using strategies proven through hard science, and describes them in ways that are easy to understand and incorporate into one’s life. His treatment approach focuses on the underlying emotional causes of addiction to achieve a deep, lasting life change.