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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

Finance Committee Sept 27 Meeting Minutes
With lots of interest and questions for our Finance Committee during the last IGR Forum, we thought we would post the meeting minutes from the Finance Committee's meeting held Tuesday Sept 27th.  Mark your calendars for the next Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday 25… ... Read More
IGR Safety and Security Workshop October 8th
A one hour online event discussing a variety of Safety issues faced by A.A. October 8, 2022 @ 2pm EST. The IGR Safety Group of OIAA strives to ensure that OIAA members have knowledge of and access to best practices in the various policies, processes… ... Read More
New Bylaws are APPROVED!
THANK YOU ALL MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED OUR 1ST REAL TIME ASSEMBLY! On Saturday Sept 10, 2022 over 100 OIAA members attended the OIAA Assembly and unanimously approved our organization's new Bylaws. Read the meeting minutes and watch for the Chair's report coming soon! ... Read More
OIAA LOGO UPDATE  We've received a number of great entries so far and we want to share them with you and extend the time for you to submit your ideas! Keep them coming folks...we'll add new ideas here and come up with a way for… ... Read More
New Events Page
Did you know that we now have a Brand New Events Page that you can have your upcoming events listed on? This is just phase one with lots of improvements planned but for now, please upload your event details using the form here and we'll… ... Read More

Need Help Navigating Our Site?

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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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 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 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.