We’re here to support you.
During these times of uncertainty, you can be certain that American Addiction Centers (AAC) cares about your recovery journey and we understand that attending in-person meetings over the coming weeks will be difficult.
Beginning Wednesday March 18th, we will be hosting free virtual 12-step meetings throughout the week.
These sessions will be based on traditional 12-step meetings, hosted by a person in recovery, and topics or meeting types will vary based on the group’s preference. Following the traditions of 12-step programs, these meetings are not affiliated with AAC or any of its affiliates.
Although meeting types will vary, we believe the best way to attend these meetings will be from your computer. This will allow you to listen and take part in the chat feature to let us know if you would like to share at any time. Your meeting host will enable and disable the microphone to allow whoever might be sharing to do so with minimal distractions and interruptions. If you are not able to join from a computer, we invite you to call in – as is often said in the rooms, “sometimes we can benefit from sitting back and listening”.
We are adopting the slogan “progress not perfection” and will do our best to adhere to traditional 12-step guidelines. Our primary purpose with these meetings is to create a safe, confidential, and accessible forum for those who are in recovery or seeking recovery.
In an effort to protect your anonymity, as in any 12-step meeting, we encourage you to share what you are comfortable sharing and use your first name only. Please keep this in mind when joining the meeting and being asked to create a username.
Meeting Courtesy and Guidelines
These virtual 12-step meetings are intended to offer a safe place for individuals in recovery to find support during this time of uncertainty. We recognize the heightened sensitivity of attending an online meeting and we kindly ask for your help in creating and maintaining an environment of peace, support, and confidentiality. Please respect the privacy and anonymity of all those who attend these meetings.
The facilitators of these meetings will protect your identity by hiding the meeting list, so that it is not visible to attendees. We ask for your support in this by not sharing anything discussed within the meeting, including individuals’ names and stories. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support you in your recovery and appreciate your commitment to these guidelines.
Any questions, comments, or feedback regarding the meetings can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 938-871-893
Nicole joined American Addiction Centers in 2013, originally hailing from San Diego, CA. Throughout the years Nicole has held many positions at AAC, and now is proud to be an Outreach Associate in the Westchester County, NY area. Having been in recovery for multiple years, Nicole’s passion is giving back and helping others and is grateful to have found her career and passion come together.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 552-793-301
Jake Arther joined American Addiction Centers in 2018 as a Treatment Consultant for the Oklahoma Region. Before joining AAC Jake served as an Outreach Coordinator in the non-profit sober living sector for Oxford House, Inc. Over the last 5 Year’s he has worked tirelessly all across the State of Oklahoma, helping to open dozens of sober living homes to help those suffering from substance abuse issues find refuge and a new way of life.
We have also created a private Facebook Group; please join to be kept up to date on future meetings and to connect with those in recovery.
Disclaimer: These meetings are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If you are experiencing the warning signs of a relapse, we advise you to reach out to a treatment provider. American Addiction Centers has admission navigators available 24/7 to answer your call at 888-966-8152 . If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.