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Finding the best Santa Barbara AA Meetings has become easier with the up springs of AA groups in various locations. Santa Barbara is known for its long sandy beaches and serene atmosphere is also a great place to get treatment for alcohol abuse and addiction. If you are looking for AA meetings in Santa Barbara then you have a myriad of options.

Here is a List of AA Groups to Consider:

  • Start Your Day Right Alcoholics Anonymous

    Veterans Memorial Bldg
    112 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California, 93101

    Wednesday
    09:00:00
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  • 12 and 12 Study Santa Barbara

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Friday
    12:00:00
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  • Alley Cats Santa Barbara

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • All Star Beginners Group

    5018 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5018+Calle+Real+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • Amistad De Santa Barbara

    906 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/906+De+La+Vina+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    19:00:00
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  • A Vision for You Santa Barbara

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • Back To Basics Santa Barbara

    2434 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2434+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Saturday
    14:00:00
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  • BB Comes Alive Womens Big Book Study

    2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2101+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    10:00:00
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  • Beginners Santa Barbara

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    12:00:00
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  • Came To Believe Santa Barbara

    2400 Lillie Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2400+Lillie+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Saturday
    20:00:00
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  • Children of Chaos Santa Barbara

    2434 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2434+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    18:30:00
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  • Clear Away the Wreckage

    816 Cacique Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/816+Cacique+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    19:30:00
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  • Compassion 11th Step Meditation

    2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2101+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    17:30:00
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  • Conscious Contact Santa Barbara

    21 East Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/21+East+Constance+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    19:00:00
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  • Courage To Change Santa Barbara

    2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2101+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Saturday
    12:00:00
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  • Eye Opener Santa Barbara

    5444 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5444+Hollister+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    06:45:00
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  • Fourth Dimenson

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    12:15:00
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  • Getting to Know You

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Grace Santa Barbara

    400 Puente Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/400+Puente+Drive+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Saturday
    19:00:00
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  • Grateful Group Santa Barbara

    4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/4575+Auhay+Drive+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    20:00:00
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  • Gratitude Solutions

    5486 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5486+Calle+Real+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    12:15:00
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  • Hand of AA Santa Barbara

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • Harbor Group Discussion

    113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/113+Harbor+Way+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    06:45:00
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  • Here Now

    215 Los Aguajes Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/215+Los+Aguajes+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • Home Group

    2558 Borton Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2558+Borton+Drive+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    19:30:00
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  • Into Action Mens Stag Santa Barbara

    1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1500+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • Into Sobriety

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Saturday
    12:00:00
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  • Its A Wonderful Life

    24 West Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/24+West+Arrellaga+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    18:30:00
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  • Its Hell of a Deal

    1964 Las Canoas Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1964+Las+Canoas+Road+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    11:00:00
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  • Joy In Living

    1435 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1435+Cliff+Drive+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Saturday
    09:30:00
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  • Junkyard Dogs

    112 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/112+West+Cabrillo+Boulevard+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
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  • Just the Black Print

    113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/113+Harbor+Way+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    18:30:00
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  • KCB Big Book Study

    5073 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5073+Hollister+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    17:30:00
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  • KCB Topic Discussion

    5073 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5073+Hollister+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    19:30:00
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  • Keeping it Real Santa Barbara

    1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1500+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    18:15:00
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  • La Ultima Llamada

    627 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/627+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    12:00:00
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  • La Ultima Llamada Spanish

    627 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/627+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    19:00:00
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  • Let it Go 11th Step

    21 East Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/21+East+Constance+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    17:00:00
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  • LGBTQ

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    11:00:00
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  • Living Sober Santa Barbara

    2434 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2434+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Friday
    20:00:00
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  • Made a Decision

    2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2101+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Friday
    17:30:00
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  • Making a Difference

    3018 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/3018+Calle+Noguera+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    12:30:00
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  • Men on a Mission

    525 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/525+East+Yanonali+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Mens Group at Saint Marys

    1964 Las Canoas Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1964+Las+Canoas+Road+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    20:00:00
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  • Mens Stag Santa Barbara

    21 East Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/21+East+Constance+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    19:30:00
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  • Men Who Have Lost Their Legs

    112 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/112+West+Cabrillo+Boulevard+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    20:00:00
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  • Noon at the Vets

    112 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/112+West+Cabrillo+Boulevard+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    12:00:00
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  • Noon Participation Santa Barbara

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    12:00:00
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  • OffCenter

    2434 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2434+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    11:00:00
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  • Primer Paso De Santa Barbara

    601 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/601+East+Montecito+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    19:00:00
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  • Primer Paso De SB

    601 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/601+East+Montecito+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    19:00:00
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  • Questions Answers

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    20:00:00
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  • RG Hazard

    2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2559+Puesta+Del+Sol+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    19:00:00
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  • Rigorous Honesty Santa Barbara

    2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2101+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
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  • Santa Barbara Central Office

    Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    00:00:00
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  • Saturday Night Sobriety

    2434 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2434+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Saturday
    20:00:00
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  • Seaside Recovery

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/721+Cliff+Drive+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    15:00:00
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  • Serenity Sisters Santa Barbara

    227 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/227+East+Arrellaga+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    19:30:00
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  • Shesh

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    12:00:00
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  • Sought Through Prayer Meditation

    1964 Las Canoas Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1964+Las+Canoas+Road+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    18:30:00
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  • Speak EasyStep Traditions

    2400 Lillie Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2400+Lillie+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    18:30:00
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  • Starting Point

    227 West Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/227+West+Haley+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
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  • Start Your Day Right

    112 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/112+West+Cabrillo+Boulevard+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    07:30:00
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  • Staying Alive

    2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2101+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    12:10:00
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  • Stepping Stones Womens Meeting

    2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2101+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    18:30:00
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  • Success

    4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/4575+Auhay+Drive+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
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  • Summerland

    2400 Lillie Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2400+Lillie+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    20:00:00
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  • Sundowners Santa Barbara

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    17:30:00
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  • Surrendering Fear

    2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2101+State+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    17:30:00
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  • The Loft

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
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  • The Mother Group

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    20:00:00
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  • Tuesday Trudgers

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    12:00:00
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  • Turning Point Santa Barbara

    2434 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/2434+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Sunday
    20:00:00
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  • Way of Life Santa Barbara

    677 North Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/677+North+Turnpike+Road+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Friday
    20:00:00
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  • We Agnostics Santa Barbara

    1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1535+Santa+Barbara+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    18:30:00
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  • Women of Change

    1515 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1515+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    11:00:00
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  • Womens Big Book Study Santa Barbara

    1515 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1515+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Thursday
    11:00:00
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  • Womens Serenity Group Santa Barbara

    1515 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/1515+Bath+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Wednesday
    20:00:00
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  • Young Peoples Back to Basics

    235 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+East+Cota+Street+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Tuesday
    20:00:00
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  • Young Peoples Big Book Study

    21 East Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/21+East+Constance+Avenue+Santa+Barbara+CA+93101

    Monday
    20:30:00
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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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Santa Barbara, AA Meetings Overview

Santa Barbara has a comprehensive directory of functional AA meetings that are located at various popular points. The schedules are spread out to accommodate potential members from any time zone or location.

Alcoholics Anonymous Santa Barbara provides a place where anyone from anywhere can share their history of alcoholism, their experiences, and success stories while in recovery. AA meetings Santa Barbara offers a support system, a family to rely on, and a social network of peers who are equally on the same journey to recovery.

California is one of the most populated states in the United States, of which 8% of the total population abuses alcohol. The most affected population are individuals between the age range of 18 to 25. The healthcare, productivity cost, and legal expenses of alcohol consumption in California cost the state about $35 billion. This is why the AA system plays a vital role in helping individuals as well as the economy.

What do Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Santa Barbara Look?

Saving lives is the utmost priority of AA central office Santa Barbara, by providing a safe and sober atmosphere for recovering alcohol addicts and their families. AA meetings in Santa Barbara have helped thousands of individuals in various communities to get their lives back from the shackles of alcoholism.

If you have ever wondered how AA meetings in Santa Barbara look like, then these are a few things to take note of. There are different types of meetings in Al-anon. When a new member enrolls, they are not necessarily consigned to a specific meeting type. Their meeting choice depends on their level in recovery. Some individuals may visit Al-anon in a specific location but are not new to the program; therefore they would not need to start from the beginner’s meeting.

These Meeting Types are:

  • Beginners Meetings: specifically for visiting beginners with no previous experience with AA. The focus of this meeting is to educate new members on the fundamentals of recovery.
  • Open Meetings: These meetings are open to friends, families, visitors, and all stakeholders. One can attend the open speaker meetings to listen to the experiences of recovering alcohol users.
  • Closed Meetings: All AA meetings have closed meetings, which are private and exclusive to only individuals who have an alcohol addiction. These meetings are not open to the public.
  • Single Gender Meetings:  Some meetings are categorized based on gender. The importance of these single-gender meetings is to ensure that there is the freedom to communicate gender-sensitive information between members.
  • Online Meetings: AA has progressed beyond just physical meetings. Those who are unable to attend physical AA due to health impediments, convenience, and other issues may decide to opt for online meetings. Proof of attendance will be made available and it is as good as attending physically. Online meetings are particularly useful in a pandemic.

Getting the Most From an AA meeting in Santa Barbara, California

The only way to maximize the opportunities in AA is to get completely immersed in the program. AA is a program that demands submission to its laws and embracing a way of life that comes with discipline and a strong character. Those that are willing to give their best to the recovery journey will certainly recover faster. Statistically, those that are consistent with the program are the most successful.

Need Help that AA Groups Can’t Provide? Find Alcohol Rehab Centers in Santa Barbara, California

Alcohol rehabs are usually the first step for individuals with an alcohol dependency. After the rigorous and extensive rehabilitation process, an aftercare program begins to ensure that the individual continues on the path of recovery fervently.  If your loved one needs the sort of help or rehabilitation that an AA cannot provide, there are a variety of suitable rehab facilities to choose from. Contact our free helpline today, to get a comprehensive list of alcohol rehab facilities for your loved one.

For people struggling with illicit or prescription substances NA Meetings in Santa Barbara, California are available.

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


Page Sources

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and Administration, Behavioral Health Barometer California, 2014, https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/State_BHBarometers_2014_1/BHBarometer-CA.pdf

About Author

Nena Messina, Ph.D.

Nena Messina is a specialist in drug-related domestic violence. She devoted her life to the study of the connection between crime, mental health, and substance abuse. Apart from her work as management at addiction center, Nena regularly takes part in the educational program as a lecturer.