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).
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.
|Icon||Website / Fellowship||Means of Communication||Web URL|
|COMPUTER AND GAMING ADDICTS ANONYMOUS||Voice Chat using Mumble client software||cgaa.info|
|DEBTORS ANONYMOUS||Phone Tele-meetings||DebtorsAnonymous.org|
|ELECTRONIC ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS||Text Chat||e-aa.org|
|IN THE ROOMS||Video Meeting||InTheRooms.com|
|MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS||Text Chat||MA-Online.org|
|MEETINGS ONLINE||Video/Flash Meeting||MeetingsOnline.com|
|MY RECOVERY ONLINE||Video Meeting||myRecovery.com|
|NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS||Text Chat||nachatroom.org|
|NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS||Text Chat||na-recovery.org|
|NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS UK||Voice Meetings||UKNA.org|
|RECOVERY REALM||Text Chat||RecoveryRealm.com|
|STEP CHAT||Text Chat||StepChat.com|
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.