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AA Meetings in Providence, Rhode Island

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AA meetings in Providence, RI, occur at all times of the day, every day of the week and are easy to find using the table below. As is typical, sessions are held from the morning to night so members can always have somewhere to go if they need help. The Providence chapter of the AA community also lets people attend meetings online and has various Zoom groups active in the area.

  • A. A. Tonight Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Sunday
    19:00:00
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  • Agape Alcoholics Anonymous

    First Unitarian Church
    1 Benevolent Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Friday
    12:15:00
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  • An Act of Providence Alcoholics Anonymous

    Central Congregational Church
    296 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Friday
    18:00:00
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  • As Women See It Alcoholics Anonymous

    Central Congregational Church
    296 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Wednesday
    18:00:00
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  • Back To Basics Alcoholics Anonymous

    Saint Sebastian's Church
    67 Cole Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Friday
    19:00:00
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  • Basic Young Peoples' Alcoholics Anonymous

    All Saints Memorial Church
    674 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Monday
    20:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Sunday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Monday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Wednesday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Friday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Saturday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets Every Day Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Sunday
    07:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets Every Day Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Monday
    07:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets Every Day Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Tuesday
    07:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets Every Day Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Wednesday
    07:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets Every Day Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Thursday
    07:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets Every Day Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Friday
    07:00:00
    Direction
  • Breakfast with Bill Meets Every Day Alcoholics Anonymous

    The Wellness Center
    132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Saturday
    07:00:00
    Direction
  • Breathing Easy Alcoholics Anonymous

    First Unitarian Church
    1 Benevolent Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Sunday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Breathing Easy II Alcoholics Anonymous

    First Unitarian Church
    1 Benevolent Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Sunday
    20:30:00
    Direction
  • Brothers in Sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous

    Community Church
    372 Wayland Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Saturday
    19:30:00
    Direction
  • Common Bond Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alumnae Hall
    190 Meeting Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Monday
    17:00:00
    Direction
  • Common Bond Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alumnae Hall
    190 Meeting Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Thursday
    17:30:00
    Direction
  • East Side Alcoholics Anonymous

    Saint Martin's Church
    50 Orchard Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Tuesday
    20:00:00
    Direction
  • Free At Last (Beginners) Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Saturday
    18:30:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Despartar Latino Alcoholics Anonymous

    Grupo Despertar Latino
    968 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Sunday
    21:00:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Despertar Latino Alcoholics Anonymous


    968 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Monday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Despertar Latino Alcoholics Anonymous


    968 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Wednesday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Despertar Latino Alcoholics Anonymous


    968 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Friday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Despertar Latino Alcoholics Anonymous


    968 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Saturday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Un Neuve Despartar Alcoholics Anonymous

    Grupo Un Nueve Despertar
    233 Manton Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Un Nueve Despartar Alcoholics Anonymous

    Grupo Un Nueve Despertar
    233 Manton Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Wednesday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Un Nueve Despertar Alcoholics Anonymous


    233 Manton Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Friday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • Grupo Un Nueve Despertar Alcoholics Anonymous


    233 Manton Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Saturday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • It's a Good Day to Be Sober Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Sunday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • It's a Good Day to Be Sober Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Monday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • It's a Good Day to Be Sober Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Tuesday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • It's a Good Day to Be Sober Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Wednesday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • It's a Good Day to Be Sober Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Thursday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • It's a Good Day to Be Sober Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Friday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • It's a Good Day to Be Sober Meets daily. Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Saturday
    08:00:00
    Direction
  • Monday Night Big Book Study Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Monday
    19:15:00
    Direction
  • Mustard Seed Alcoholics Anonymous

    First Unitarian Church
    1 Benevolent Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Wednesday
    12:15:00
    Direction
  • On the Road Alcoholics Anonymous

    Crossroads
    160 Broad St, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Monday
    09:00:00
    Direction
  • On the Road Alcoholics Anonymous

    Crossroads YMCA
    160 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Monday
    21:00:00
    Direction
  • Out to Lunch Bunch Alcoholics Anonymous

    Grace Church
    175 Mathewson Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Tuesday
    12:15:00
    Direction
  • Out to Lunch Bunch Alcoholics Anonymous

    Grace Church
    175 Mathewson Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Thursday
    12:15:00
    Direction
  • Out to Lunch Bunch Alcoholics Anonymous

    Grace Church
    175 Mathewson Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Friday
    12:15:00
    Direction
  • Out to Lunch Bunch Held in Chaffee Room Alcoholics Anonymous

    Grace Church
    175 Mathewson Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Wednesday
    12:30:00
    Direction
  • Out to Lunch Bunch Non-Smoking Alcoholics Anonymous

    Grace Church
    175 Mathewson Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Monday
    12:15:00
    Direction
  • Room to Grow Beginners Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Sunday
    10:00:00
    Direction
  • Round Top Alcoholics Anonymous

    Beneficent Church
    300 Weybosset Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    Wednesday
    19:30:00
    Direction
  • The Gift Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Friday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • The Gift II Alcoholics Anonymous

    James Ottmar House
    205 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Monday
    19:15:00
    Direction
  • Thursday Night By the Book Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Thursday
    19:30:00
    Direction
  • Tuesday Night Men Alcoholics Anonymous

    Central Congregational Church
    296 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • United In Sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Monday
    12:00:00
    Direction
  • United In Sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Tuesday
    12:00:00
    Direction
  • United In Sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Wednesday
    12:00:00
    Direction
  • United In Sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Thursday
    12:00:00
    Direction
  • United In Sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Friday
    12:00:00
    Direction
  • Wednesday 12 and 12 Alcoholics Anonymous

    Freedom Hall Building
    201 Pitman Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Wednesday
    19:30:00
    Direction
  • Wednesday Night Men's Step Alcoholics Anonymous

    Central Congregational Church
    296 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Wednesday
    19:30:00
    Direction
  • West Side Topic Alcoholics Anonymous

    W. B. N. A. Building
    1560 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02909

    Thursday
    19:00:00
    Direction
  • You Don't Have To Be Irish Alcoholics Anonymous

    Church of the Redeemer
    655 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

    Thursday
    19:30:00
    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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Providence, RI, AA Meetings Overview

Providence is the capital city of Rhode Island, the smallest in size state in the US. The capital itself features many different locations for AA RI meetings where members from other parts of the state can attend if they do not have any local options. Given the city’s centrality, it is not unusual for members to come from surrounding areas like Delaware and Vermont.

The main AA chapter for Rhode Island lists over fifteen different groups in the Providence area. Visitors can set the filter to find sessions in the state, which may or may not be challenging to attend in person. Many groups also meet online via Zoom, and there are many more online options than in-person gatherings in the Providence area.

You can also look for AA groups in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Delaware. In addition, there is easy access to other groups outside the immediate area of Rhode Island, so people can find the help they need in several locations, not just RI. The groups also have different entry requirements and have other formats to be more accepting and inclusive.

How Do Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Providence, RI, Look?

The general makeup and composition of AA meetings in Providence, RI, resemble meetings all over the Intergroup network. Visitors will find several types of gatherings, each with different aims and topics of discussion. For example, groups often discuss the 12-Steps, close-reading of AA literature, or open group discussions.

Some groups are often led by an experienced member or counselor, while others are open to all and have no clear plan or format. For example, open meetings are open to all people – newcomers, non-alcoholics who want to observe, family members – while closed groups are only open to alcoholics and long-time members who need help from other experienced members.

AA in RI also has groups dedicated to women-only discussions while also making space for people who speak English as a second language, like Spanish, to find help in their language. The chapter also hosts groups that conform to different thematic formats like groups dedicated to literature study (Big Book, Daily Reflections) or that are open-ended.

Get The Most From an AA Meeting in Providence, RI

Mutual support groups like AA consist of people breaking down their defenses to admit that they have a problem and that they need help. These formats can be daunting to people who are accustomed to being shamed and guilted for their self-destructive behavior. But mutual support organizations let people feel safe and welcomed in a group setting.

With exceptions, a typical 12-step gathering consists mainly of current or former alcoholics. So, everyone has some understanding of what other people are going through, which is a powerful aspect of these recovery programs. In addition, the bonds that people form are beneficial and important to people who need constant support and counseling.

People who can trust and confide in strangers are one way of attempting to help them reach sobriety. These are the benefits of a social exchange situation that AA helps foster with its commitment not to punishment or judgment but to assisting people in getting better and recovering.

Need Help That AA Can’t Provide? Find Alcohol Rehab Centers in Providence, RI

While the Intergroup organization and 12-Step philosophy have been helping people for over a century to overcome alcohol abuse, their approach might not be the best for everyone. Some may prefer to have a medically-supervised treatment program based on evidence-based practices. In addition, some may want to attend 12-step gatherings to supplement the outpatient counseling at a specialized center.

Whatever the case, Addiction Resource is the place to go for people looking for substance and alcohol abuse in their area. Visitors to the website can enter their zip code to find a state-licensed and certified substance rehabilitation center in their area or call the 24-hour hotline to speak with an outreach counselor directly.

For people struggling with illicit or prescription substances NA Meetings in Providence, Rhode Island are available.

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


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