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Gordie Center

for Substance Abuse Prevention

Local AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous - Meetings in walking distance of UVA

If you have any questions please call the AA Answering Service at 434.293.6565, go to the Jefferson District Friends of Bill or send an e-mail to hoosinrecovery@virginia.edu.

AA Meeting Types:

• CBB-Closed Big Book Discussion
• OBB-Open Big Book Discussion
• CD-Closed Discussion
• OD-Open Discussion
• CS- Closed Speaker
• OS- Open Speaker
• CStep-Closed Step
• OStep-Open Step
• OT-Open Traditions

The two most common kinds of A.A. meetings are:

OPEN MEETINGS: As the term suggests, meetings of this type are open to alcoholics and their families and to anyone interested in solving a personal drinking problem or helping someone else to solve such a problem.

During the meeting there is usually a period for local A.A. announcements, and a treasurer passes the hat to defray costs of the meeting hall, literature, and incidental expenses. The meeting adjourns, often followed by informal visiting over coffee or other light refreshments.

Guests at A.A. open meetings are reminded that any opinions or interpretations they may hear are solely those of the speaker involved. All members are free to interpret the recovery program in their own terms, but none can speak for the local group or for A.A. as a whole.

CLOSED MEETINGS: These meetings are restricted to those with a desire to stop drinking. They provide an opportunity for members to share with one another on problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program.

 

Below are some meeting recommendations from HiR members.  For a full list, vist the Jefferson District Friends of Bill.

Meeting Day

Meeting Time

Type

Location/Map

Monday

Noon

Living Sober Group Format: OD

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Monday

5:30 pm

Rugby Road Team Format: O-Step 1st Mon.

Westminster Presbyterian 450 Rugby Rd.

Monday

8:00 pm

New Life Group Format: OD

St. Paul’s Episcopal 1700 University Ave.

Tuesday

Noon

Living Sober Group Format: C-Step

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Tuesday

7:30 pm

Living Sober Group Format: CD

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Wednesday

10:30 am

Wed. & Fri. Discussion Group Format: CD

St. Paul’s Episcopal 1700 University Ave.

Wednesday

7:00 pm

ACORN Format: OD

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist 703 Rugby Rd. Summitt House, left of the main church building.

Wednesday

8:00 pm

Primary Care Group Format:  OD, O-Step 1st Wed.

Primary Care UVA Conference Room #3

Wednesday

8:00 pm

Preamblers’ Group Format: CBB

Wesley Memorial  1901 Thomson Rd.  Building behind church in the basement

Thursday

Noon

Living Sober Group Format: CD

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Thursday

5:30 pm

Rugby Road Team Format: OD, OS last Thurs.

Westminster Presbyterian 450 Rugby Rd.

Thursday

7:00 pm South Lawn Group: OD HiR House at UVA!!  506 Valley Rd.

Thursday

8:00 pm

New Life Group Format:  OD

St. Paul’s Episcopal 1700 University Ave.

Friday

10:30 am

Wed. & Fri. Discussion Group Format: CD

St. Paul’s Episcopal 1700 University Ave.

Friday

5:30 pm

Living Sober Group Format: OS

Immanuel Lutheran 2416 Jefferson Park Ave.

Friday

8:30 pm Young and Savage: OD First Presbyterian Church 522 Park Street

Saturday

7:00 pm

Young People’s Meeting:  OD

Wesley Memorial 1901 Thomson Rd.

Saturday 9:00 pm

Rebellious Dogs Group: O-Step

St. Mark Lutheran Church 100 Alderman Rd. (Corner of Alderman and Ivy Rds,)

Sunday

12:30 pm

Grapenutts Format: OD

1807 Emmet Street N, Suite 3-A

Sunday

8:00 pm

Preamblers’ Group Format: C-Step

Wesley Memorial 1901 Thomson Rd.