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Browse the OIAA Meeting Directory

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.

Get Help Now for a Drinking Problem

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.

Browse Online AA Resources

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.

OIAA News & Updates

**IGR Forum-Update**
January 28th's IGR Forum will open an hour early for an orientation on OIAA Assembly procedures. Please join if you can!  See the full IGR Forum Agenda here. ... Read More
Next IGR Quarterly Forum-Jan 28th
Get info here for the upcoming IGR Quarterly Forum on Saturday January 28th IGR forums are conducted quarterly.  Future 2023 IGR forum dates: April 29 | July 29 | October 28 For more information, contact: ... Read More
Security Forum- Archive Page Now Updated
Thank you to the nearly 600 participants who joined us on Saturday Jan. 14th for OIAA's "Don't let Zoom Bombers Win" Security Workshop. Your response to this event was overwhelming and the love and care felt in the room was truly inspiring.  Special thanks to… ... Read More
new OIAA Board page
The newly elected OIAA Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  You can view meeting agendas and meeting minutes on the recently added OIAA Board page. Please join us in a tremendous expression of gratitude to our outgoing Board members- Gwen (Chair) and… ... Read More
Assembly Experience Survey
Here are some of the great comments we've received so far, thank you! "It was great to "meet" alcoholics from all over which helps to see the worldwide connections" "It was another affirmation of AA at work" "I perceived a unity, the questions were treated… ... Read More

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

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Our Journey

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 thousands of AA groups and members, connected together through this Online Intergroup. Using various mechanisms such as video conferencing, phone conferencing, message boards, email list-serve, 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. Go to: History of OIAA for more information.

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