ALL MEETINGS IN THE DIRECTORY ARE OPEN TO ALL ALCOHOLICS! The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking, and an alcoholic should never be turned away from an AA meeting that is publicly listed.
Some meetings were created to provide a safe place for alcoholics who share certain immutable* characteristics and will tend to focus on that specific demographic’s experiences with alcoholism (for example: women’s meetings, men’s meetings, young people’s meetings, people of color meetings, or LGBTQ+ meetings). This is not to exclude certain people from meetings, but to inform fellows of the type of meeting they have chosen to attend.
If you still aren’t sure or have other questions about this, call our Hotline! (505)-982-8932
*Immutable characteristics are qualities that are an innate part of a person that they do not have control over—like alcoholism—and that have a large impact on their experiences.