Where to Find Online (Virtual) 12 Step Meetings for Each 12 Step Program

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many addicts are struggling to find the help they get from meetings while under these special circumstances. Even without the requirements of staying home or having to quarantine, going out and being around groups of people may not be the best idea for individuals who are susceptible to getting sick. Regardless of the reason, it is important for members of 12-step fellowships to continue attending meetings as regularly and often as possible.

Types of virtual 12 step meetings

Thankfully, there are solutions to these problems. The virtual meetings that are taking place online or on the phone allow 12-step program members to still share their experiences, strengths and hopes and continue to recover in the comfort of their own home. Similar to in-person meetings, anonymity remains and these virtual meetings are set in place to allow a safe meeting ground for addicts in recovery.

Some of these meetings can occur on the telephone, Zoom, social media and more. Whatever is the most comfortable way for members to reach out to one another, finding these meeting grounds is crucial to recovery.

Here is a list of online/virtual 12 step meetings by program:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Information on how to create an AA meeting and virtual meetings already taking place are available online.

See our guide on how to find an AA meeting near you.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA or ACOA)

Virtual, telephone and registered audio meetings are available here.

Al-Anon/Alateen

Online, telephone, chat and other meeting format types are available here. Alateens are welcome to Al-anon meetings if no Alateen meetings are available.

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA)

Conference telephone meetings and virtual meetings are available here.

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

Recurring virtual meetings and topic meetings are available here.

Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)

Information on how to create meetings or finding existing meetings can be located here.

Co-Anon

A list of meetings that are available online can be found here.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

Phone meetings are available as well but virtual meetings can be found here.

Debtors Anonymous (DA)

Along with face-to-face meetings, telephone and virtual meetings can be found here.

Emotions Anonymous (EA)

The annual telephone conference is available, as well as temporarily scheduled meetings and regularly scheduled meetings which can be found here.

Families Anonymous (FA)

Virtual and telephone meetings are available here.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

Finding telephone meetings or conference video meetings can be found here.

Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA)

Separate links to face-to-face, online, virtual and phone meetings can be found here.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)

The list of face-to-face meetings has been updated, but there are virtual zoom meetings and approved GA phone meetings available here.

Gam-Anon/Gam-A-Teen

Virtual meetings can be found hare, where Gam-A-Teen members can also join here.

Heroin Anonymous (HA)

An organized list including the zoom links for all virtual meetings can be found here.

Marijuana Anonymous (MA)

A list of phone meetings, in-person meetings and virtual meetings is available here.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Zoom and Skype meetings are listed along with passwords for members to log into meetings here.

Nar-Anon

Virtual meetings can be found with a contact email to get into a meeting can be found here.

Nicotine Anonymous (NicA)

The organization has listed official and unofficial meetings here.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

There are no face-to-face meetings available but information on how to find online meetings can be found here.

Pills Anonymous (PA)

Finding virtual meetings and still searching in the local area can be found here.

Racists Anonymous (RA)

Meetings are available for newcomers as well as ongoing meetings which can be found here.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)

Telephone, Zoom and Skype meetings are available online for all meetings and are listed here.

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)

Telephone and Voice over Internet options are available for these meetings with numbers and times listed here.

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)

The official website allows members to choose their location, but all virtual or telephone meetings are accessible to every member and can be found here.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

Telephone and Zoom meetings along with scheduled times for members can be found here.

Underearners Anonymous (UA)

A list of video and telephone meetings can be located here.

Workaholics Anonymous (WA)

Some face-to-face meetings have been suspended, so a list of online meetings varying by location can be found here.

Why online meetings are important

For individuals in recovery, missing a meeting can be detrimental to the recovery process. Fortunately, many 12-step fellowships have developed ways to hold virtual meetings, telephone meetings and conference meetings to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to still attend meetings no matter where they are located.