What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
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How Do I Contact Alcoholics Anonymous?

Your best bet is to contact one of the Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup offices listed below. There you can talk to a human being who can answer your questions and find a meeting place of an Alcoholics Anonymous group in your area.

Albert Lea
    Answering Service
    Answering Service: (507) 373-7307

    Answering Service
    Answering Service: (507) 437-3797

    Central Lakes A.A.
    PO Box 23
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    24 Hour Answering Svc: (218) 829-3740
    Site: www.aacentrallakes.org

    Twin Ports Area Intergroup
    331 East 1st Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55805
    24 Hour Phone: (218) 727-8117

    Intergroup Northeast
    509 40th Avenue NE
    Columbia Heights, MN 55421
    24 Hr Phone: (763) 781-5102
    Site: www.aamine.com

Minneapolis/St. Louis Park
    Greater Minneapolis Intergroup
    7204 West 27th Street Suite 113
    St. Louis Park, MN 55426-3112
    24 Hour Phone: (952) 922-0880
    Fax: (952) 922-1061
    Web: www.aaminneapolis.org

    Alcoholics Anonymous Information Dist 1 Of Area 36
    24 Hour Phone: (507) 281-1747
    Site: www.aadistrict1.org

St. Cloud
    A.A. Assistance Line
    24 Hour Hotline: (320) 202-1895

St. Paul
    St. Paul Intergroup Central Office
    1600 University Avenue West
    St. Paul, MN 55104-3898
    24 Hour Phone: (651) 227-5502
    Site: www.aastpaul.org

Minnesota Statewide AA Meeting Locator

You can also locate an AA meeting online anywhere in the state of Minnesota at the Area 35 and 36 Meeting Locator at:

    Site:  http://www.aaminnesota.org

Other AA-related websites in Minnesota

  • 2218 Alano - Clubhouse in South Minneapolis - the birthplace of AA in Minnesota
  • Area 35 - Northern Minnesota
  • Area 36 - Southern Minnesota
    • District 1 - Includes the counties of Goodhue, Olmstead, Wabasha and the eastern portion of Dodge
    • District 2 - Includes the counties of Fillmore, Houston and Winona
    • District 8 - Includes the county of Ramsey
    • District 12 - Includes the counties of Cottonwood, Watonwan, Jackson, Martin and Faribault
    • District 14 - Includes Wright county
    • District 15 - Includes Washington county and other parts of the east Metro area
    • District 17 - Includes the counties of McLeod, Sibley and western Carver
    • District 18 - Includes central and south Minneapolis
    • District 21 - Includes northwest Hennepin county
    • District 22 - Includes the cities of Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park
    • District 23 - Includes the counties of Brown, Nicollet and Redwood
    • District 24 - Includes the counties of Scott and eastern Carver
    • District 25 - Includes the cities of Richfield and Bloomington
  • Dakota Alano - Clubhouse hosting 20 meetings a week in Eagan
  • Elk River Alano - Clubhouse hosting over 20 AA and Al-Anon meetings weekly
  • Fargo Moorhead Area Meeting List - Area meetings and events
  • GLBT in Recovery - Information site for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community in Minnesota
  • Mankato AA - Includes the Mankato area
  • Monticello Alano - Clubhouse hosting 12 AA and Al-Anon meetings weekly
  • New Hope Alano - Clubhouse hosting over 30 AA, Al-Anon and Alateen meetings weekly
  • St. Cloud Alano - Clubhouse hosting over 300 AA and Al-Anon meetings weekly
  • Suburban North Alano - Clubhouse in Osseo hosting over 20 AA and Al-Anon meetings weekly
  • West Hills Alano - Clubhouse in Owatonna
  • West Suburban Alano - Clubhouse in Minnetonka hosting over 20 AA, Al-Anon and Alateen meetings weekly
  • Worthington Minnesota AA - AA meetings and events in the Worthington area