Tampa Bay Men’s Alcoholics Anonymous
Men’s Alcoholics Anonymous meetings take place every Wednesday at 8:00 pm in Rooms 5 & 6.
Tampa Bay Men’s Group of AA meets every Wednesday evening here at St. Catherine of Siena. Contact the 24/7 AA Intergroup at (727) 530-0415.
What Does A.A. Do?
A.A. members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem; they give person-to-person service or “sponsorship” to the alcoholic coming to A.A. from any source. The A.A. program, set forth in our Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to develop a satisfying life without alcohol. This program is discussed at A.A. group meetings. Open speaker meetings — open to alcoholics and nonalcoholics. (Attendance at an open A.A. meeting is the best way to learn what A.A. is, what it does, and what it does not do.) At speaker meetings, A.A. members “tell their stories.” They describe their experiences with alcohol, how they came to A.A., and how their lives have changed as a result of Alcoholics Anonymous. Open discussion meetings — one member speaks briefly about his or her drinking experience, and then leads a discussion on A.A. recovery or any drinking-related problem anyone brings up. (Closed meetings are for A.A.s or anyone who may have a drinking problem.) Closed discussion meetings — conducted just as open discussions are, but for alcoholics or prospective A.A.s only. Step meetings (usually closed) — discussion of one of the Twelve Steps. A.A. members also take meetings into correctional and treatment facilities.
Al-Anon Beginners & regular Al-Anon meetings take place every Saturday in Rooms 5 & 6.
Beginners: 10:00 am | Regular: 11:00 am
Al-Anon Family Groups have one focus: to help families and friends of problem drinkers. Al-Anon meetings are for anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings are also available on Zoom for those with physical or medical conditions which do not allow in-person participation. For more information call Walt at (412) 389-8881 or Kim at (727) 481-2451.
Al‑Anon is a mutual support group. Everyone at the meeting shares as an equal. No one is in a position to give advice or direction to anyone else. Everyone at the meeting has experienced a problem with someone else’s drinking. You are free to ask questions or to talk about your situation at your first meeting. If you’d rather just listen, you can say “I pass,” or explain that you’d just like to listen. Every meeting is different. Each meeting has the autonomy to be run as its members choose, within guidelines designed to promote Al‑Anon unity. Al‑Anon recommends that you try at least six different meetings before you decide if Al‑Anon will be helpful to you.