The original meetings for 12 step groups 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 additionally include online meetings or meetings on a shared phone line (tele-meetings). The online meetings may take place in a text-only chat room, through audio communication channels or through video and audio communications, for example using Skype.
We have gathered a list of websites that host online meetings or tele-meetings for addictive behaviors. These websites are listed below. We have also catalogued many of the online meetings from these websites and put them in a common online meeting calendar. For any hour of a given weekday the online meeting calendar will display which meetings might be available, and you can then easily click a link to find information about attending that meeting.
Our online meeting calendar currently contains meetings from the following websites.
- cgaa.info (Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous) - Voice Chat using Mumble client software
- DebtorsAnonymous.org (Debtors Anonymous) - Phone Tele-meetings
- e-aa.org (electronic Alcoholics Anonymous) - Text Chat
- InTheRooms.com (InTheRooms) - Video Meeting
- MA-Online.org (Marijuana Anonymous) - Text Chat
- MeetingsOnline.com (Meetings Online) - Video/Flash Meeting
- myRecovery Online Meetings (myRecovery) - Video Meeting
- nachatroom.org (Narcotics Anonymous Chatroom) - Text Chat
- na-recovery.org (Narcotics Anonymous) - Text Chat
- UKNA.org (Narcotics Anonymous UK) - Voice Meetings
- RecoveryRealm.com (Recovery Realm) - Text Chat
- StepChat.com (StepChat) - Text Chat
In order to take part in a meeting, you need to register at the given web site where the online meeting is being held.