For those going through a struggle with addiction, whether it is a drug or alcohol addiction, support groups can offer a huge, positive impact. Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) provide nonjudgmental safe havens to work through addictions and the problems that accompany them with an understanding group of people. A group leader or licensed counselor will facilitate the meeting. In Boulder meetings, members can both give and receive guidance, support, and encouragement to beat their addiction and live a sober, fulfilling life.

You can find these group meetings in programs at rehab centers in Boulder, but they are also widely available throughout the city as stand-alone options. If you are suffering from alcohol or narcotics addiction, a meeting can be the thing that helps you find sobriety.

AA Meetings in Boulder, Colorado

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are welcoming to anyone who is facing (or has faced) a drinking problem. The only requirement is to want to leave your addiction behind and stop drinking. With a spiritual nature, these meetings focus on the principles of the 12-step program, which helps expel the obsession to drink and provide empowerment to lead fulfilling, alcohol-free lives. These meetings are prevalent across the Boulder area, and you can find them almost any time of day – morning, afternoon, or night.

Peer support offers encouragement and the strength to pursue further treatment if needed. In the safety of an AA meeting, those with addiction can share the weight of their struggles, express their fears and talk about their hopes and goals. Not only can members find encouragement, but they may be surprised by what they have to offer someone else. The beauty of an AA meeting is the give and take that happens in every meeting. The most important thing is to commit to finding the meeting that feels good to you and then making it a regular thing.

Finding an AA Meeting Near Me

Boulder AA meetings will vary in mood, topic, and tone depending on things like who is leading, who is attending, and where and when the meeting is held. When you search for meetings, you will find them offered throughout the city in places like houses of worship, community centers, and even private homes. They will be offered at different times and throughout the week.

It may help to develop a list of questions to ask before attending a meeting. Think about what is important to you, perhaps some things like:

  • Who leads the group and what is the format?
  • Who normally attends the group and what is the average group size?
  • Is smoking permissible or is it non-smoking?
  • Where and when is the meeting?

You can look at the Alcoholics Anonymous website to help locate some AA meetings in Boulder.

Here are just a few results:

St. Andrews Church
3700 Baseline Rd.
Boulder, CO 80303

First United Methodist Church
5375 Western Ave.
Boulder, CO 80301

Mental Health Partners
3180 Airport Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301

Many people find it takes a couple of tries to feel comfortable at a meeting, so be patient. If you find one meeting just is not working, try another one. They can vary a lot, and it is important for success to find where you feel comfortable.

NA Meetings in Boulder, Colorado

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is the second largest 12-step program. It follows the same principles as AA and is open to anyone struggling with any type of drug addiction, or anyone who has struggled in the past. You can find Boulder NA meetings in churches, synagogues, community buildings, and private homes. They are offered on a weekly basis at varying times of day, and anyone with a desire for a clean life is welcome.

With a focus on the merits of honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to change, NA meetings are spaces to not only find support and encouragement in dark times of struggle, but they are also places where you will unknowingly make a difference in someone else’s life, too. No matter the type of drug you are using (opioids, cocaine, prescription meds…), you can find support here.

Whether you are new to recovery or have been here a while, a support network can be essential to finding and maintaining sobriety. NA meetings in Boulder can make the difference you are seeking and take you on a path to sobriety. Like with an AA meeting, though, it is imperative to find the meeting where you feel comfortable.

Finding NA Meetings Near Me

Whether you do an online search, look at the Narcotics Anonymous website or reach out to a local church, you have choices around the city. Remember, as with any support group, each NA meeting will be a little different. Some factors which will dictate the mood and feel of the group are things like who attends, how big the group is, where it is, and what time of day it is held. The leader can make a big difference too.

It is okay to try a few different groups to find the right one or try the same a few times to get a comfortable feeling.

Here are a few meeting locations to get you started:

First Baptist Church
1237 Pine Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

Faith Center
1128 Pine Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

Grace Lutheran Church
1001 13th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

The Recovery Village knows that peer support can be the backbone of recovery. Surrounded by peers who can both give and take support enhances the recovery journey for everyone involved. That is why peer support groups like AA and NA are part of all our comprehensive addiction treatment plans.

Reach out to The Recovery Village today to learn more about all the ways we can support your recovery.