Starting over is scary when you do it alone. Entering treatment for substance abuse begins a new chapter in life, and groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous offer the fellowship and support you need to succeed. AA and NA meetings can help you enter addiction treatment in Lima and support you during and after rehabilitation.

AA Meetings in Lima, Ohio

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-step organization offering guidance and support for anyone struggling with alcohol misuse. The 12 principles utilized in AA meetings help members drive out their compulsion to drink. With guidance from a counselor or group leader, AA participants share their battle with addiction and support each other in recovery.

Participation in Lima AA meetings can support you in three ways. First, if you are considering treatment for alcohol misuse, AA meetings in Lima can help you take the first step to recovery by getting into a treatment program. Then during rehabilitation, Lima AA meetings offer a safe place for you to share your emotional and physical struggles.  Finally, when rehabilitation is complete, Lima AA meetings can reinforce your commitment to sobriety.

There are no age requirements for participation in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Also, you do not need to have a high school or college degree, or any particular religious or political affiliations. AA meetings in Lima are open to anyone struggling with alcohol misuse, and AA meetings may be found at various locations throughout the city.

Finding AA Meeting Near Me

If you are searching online for “AA meetings near me” you will find Lima AA meetings in churches, community centers, and homes. Because meetings vary by topics of discussion, group leaders, and participants, you may want to attend several meetings to find one that suits your individual needs.

When researching AA meetings in Lima, you will want to consider the following:
  1. Location: The meeting location affects the vibe or mood of the meeting. Choosing a location that is convenient and comfortable is important.
  2. Group Leader: The leader of each group selects topics for discussion and decides how each meeting is led.
  3. Group Size: The size of the group may influence how comfortable you are with sharing.
  4. Co-ed Groups: Some groups are co-ed and some are not. Which do you prefer?
  5. Participants: Are all group participants struggling with alcohol or is the meeting open to others?
  6. Smoking or Non-Smoking: There are locations where smoking is not permitted.
Here are a few meeting locations nearby:

1st Missionary Church
1105 W Robb Ave.
Lima, Oh 45801

Catholic Charities Counseling
222 S West St.
Lima, OH 45801

In addition to a local online search, you can find Lima AA meetings on the Alcoholics Anonymous website.

NA Meetings in Lima, Ohio

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was founded in 1953 and is the second largest 12-step organization. Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Lima are open to anyone struggling with drug addiction and can help you through all phases of recovery. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, there are no requirements for participation in Lima NA meetings, except your desire to stop using drugs.

By building upon the 12 principles used in AA meetings, NA meetings in Lima can help you expel your reliance on narcotics, opioids, heroin, etc. By focusing on the benefits of your willingness to change, open-mindedness, and honesty, Lima NA meetings can help you start treatment, and support you throughout recovery. Typical locations for NA meetings in Lima include churches, libraries, community centers, and parks.

Another helpful resource for finding Narcotics Anonymous meetings is The Recovery Village. We can help you find information, resources, and treatment facilities to assist in your recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. We offer all levels of care and include 12-step group support in all our programs. Call us for help with addiction recovery.

If you need help ending your addiction, consider 12-step group support. AA meetings and NA meetings offer the understanding and encouragement you need to move forward. Surrounded by your peers you can find the courage to stop using and create a happier, healthier life free of addiction.