The OIAA Directory features 1,000+ online AA meetings worldwide, ranging from video or telephone conferences to email or chat groups in many languages, available 24/7. Browse the next available or search for the right one for you.
How We Can Help
The OIAA 12th Step Committee responds directly, by email, to people who are searching for help with a drinking problem. Fluent in many languages, scores of AA members from around the world provide 24-hour assistance.
Learn how Online AA meetings work, what options are available, how to run one, and how to make the most out of them. Videos, pamphlets, and guides on how to work the program are available in multiple languages.
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 — video conferencing, phone conferencing, message boards, email listservs, 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.
Guides on how to participate in the Online AA community are available in various languages on our Resources page.