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Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Alberta

Last updated on: Friday, 5 May 2023

AA meetings are excellent aftercare support options for people in recovery. The listing is detailed to help you or your loved one find an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Alberta. Always confirm the time and location to make sure it is still available.


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List of AA Meetings in Alberta

The information below will help you on how to find an AA meeting in Alberta. Since meetings change regularly, the list may be inaccurate. If you need more information on a specific meeting, please visit the website provided with that meeting.

The province of Alberta is a wonderful place to live. It doesn’t have a high crime rate like more heavily populated areas, the scenery is breathtaking, and life is peaceful. For all of Alberta’s good traits, it isn’t without its problems. One of Alberta’s more pressing problems is alcoholism.

It is estimated that approximately 80% of Albertan’s who are over the age of 15 have treated themselves to an alcoholic beverage of some type. Many of these people are unable to drink responsibly and become alcoholics. Some might not think that drinking is something the province should worry about, that it is a personal problem. The thing is that alcoholism affects everyone. The more alcoholics there are in the province the more divorces there will be, the unemployment rate climbs because it is tricky for the alcoholic to show up sober every single day, there are more instances of drunk driving rate, and the crime rate climbs. It is in the best interest of Alberta’s residents to take an active interest in the rehabilitation of the local alcoholics.

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One of the problems with alcoholism is that alcohol is legal. With illegal drugs, it is easy to say a person needs to get help as soon as they get caught taking the drugs. This isn’t possible with alcohol. With drinking, usually has to reach a point where they cannot get through the day without a drink. By the time the alcoholic has reached this point, they have often jeopardized their professional and personal life.

Alberta does not have an adequate number of alcohol rehabilitation facilities where the alcoholic can get the help they need to put alcohol behind them. Getting into the facility can often take time and since most of the programs are short term, the treatment usually isn’t extensive enough to really help the alcoholic develop the arsenal of tools they will need in order to beat their drinking habit.

The problem with the lack of treatment facilities in Alberta, it is important that the alcoholic look at alternative options. One of the best options available to the alcoholic is Alcoholics Anonymous.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a kind of support group who has developed a twelve-step program which has been very successful at helping alcoholics move past their need for alcohol and resume a healthy life.

The twelve steps that Alcoholics Anonymous has developed a combination of common sense and spirituality to help the alcoholic overcome their disease. In addition to the 12 steps, the program also pairs the alcoholic with another recovering alcoholic who has been through the program and can help when the temptation becomes hard to resist.

Alcoholics Anonymous founders understood the importance of having a really strong foundation of support, that it is important they be able to surround themselves with peers who are going through the exact same thing that they are. This foundation of support is provided through weekly (daily in densely populated areas) support meeting where the members gather and discuss their situation. New members are always welcome.

In Alberta there are 19 different chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous, each chapter has weekly meetings.




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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.