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Getting Started

The first AA meetings online used Bulletin Boards and were around 1986. Email groups started forming in the early nineties and the development of the worldwide internet rapidly fueled the growth and variety of groups. The first online AA group, Lamp-lighters, was formed in 1990, and has met by email continuously since then. Now there are hundreds of AA groups with thousands of members, connected together through this Online Intergroup. Using various mechanisms such as video conferencing, phone conferencing, message boards, email listserve, and chatrooms; the AA community is constantly connecting and finding new, creative ways to communicate the experience, strength and hope of recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous.

The OIAA Directory features a variety of online AA meetings, worldwide; featuring various formats such as video, telephone conferences, email or chat and in many languages. Browse our directory for the next available meeting or search to find a meeting that speaks to you.

The OIAA 12th Step Committee, comprised of sober AA members worldwide, responds directly to people who are seeking help for a drinking problem. Your request will be received by members of this committee and answered via email as soon as possible.

Learn how Online AA meetings work and what options are available, and how to make the most out of them. Videos, pamphlets, and guides on how to work the program are available in multiple languages.

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Listed below are Frequently Asked Questions that you may find helpful…

How do I submit a new meeting to the OIAA Meeting Directory?
What are the requirements to submit a meeting to OIAA?
How do I update my existing meeting information?
How do I sign up as an IGR for my group?

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How do I cancel my meeting?
What if I need more help?

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The Online Intergroup aids its member groups in their common purpose of carrying the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers.