Students may attend OPEN meetings of AA. Many of these meetings consist of volunteer(s) sharing stories of their lives on their paths to recovery. Attending OPEN meetings is a great way to learn about recovery. It is CRITICAL however that students, court ordered clients and other observers understand that CLOSED AA and Al-Anon meetings are intended for people directly affected by alcohol and other drug use. Everything shared at a meeting or member-to-member MUST be kept entirely confidential.

Students and others who feel they may belong in AA or Al-Anon because they want to recover from a personal problem involving alcoholism are always welcome to attend any meeting as a member. The only requirement to be a member and attend CLOSED AA meetings is a desire to stop drinking. Those who wish to attend solely to observe, learn about the program, or document attendance at a meeting, should attend OPEN (public) meetings, but may be asked to leave CLOSED meetings.

If proof of attendance is necessary, please note there is no set of procedures that apply to all meetings; the process for getting a signature to document attendance varies among meetings. There are several OPEN AA Meetings in this area but there are no OPEN Al-Anon meetings currently in Washtenaw County. For more information about Local Al-Anon: You can also find information at the AA World Services web site:

Note: OPEN meetings are designated with O when selecting by Meeting Type in the search box below; CLOSED meetings are designated with C when selecting by Meeting Type in the search box below. Also see that other types of meetings are available; please review the Key to Meeting Type box (below right).

How to Search for Area Meetings

Enter any keyword in the box labeled Search
(replacing the word 'all').

Here are a few examples:

Zip code (Ex: 48197)

Building type (Ex: church or hall)

Time of day (Ex: morning, afternoon, evening)

Address or part of address (Ex: 417 Charles St., or Textile)

Meeting name or part of meeting name
(Ex: Spiritual, Flam, Hope, Changing,)

Special meetings
(Ex: club, temporary, student)

You can also be specific and only search based on the three drop down lists (i.e. City, Day and Meeting Type.)

Be creative. The search box can also be used with any combination of pull down lists.

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Other Web sites:
AA World Services in N.Y.:

AA Grapevine (Our Meeting in Print):

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Area 33, Southeastern MIch:

Area 34, Western MIch:

District 8, Livingston Co.Area:

Area 55, Toledo & South MI:

Local N.A.:

Local Al-Anon & Alateen:

Key to Meeting Type
12X12 Twelve & Twelve read
BA Babysitting Available
AL-AN Al-Anon
AL Alateen
B Big Book read
C Closed (for any person who has a desire to stop drinking)
D Discussion
W Women's Meeting
LGBTQ Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender
SL Brief Lead Speaker
SP Speaker
M Men's Meeting
O Open to public
X Wheelchair Access
Y Young People
ASL Interpreted - Sign Language
ST Step Meeting
DD Dual Diagnosis
CF Child Friendly