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Browse the OIAA Meeting Directory

The OIAA Directory features a variety of online AA meetings, worldwide; featuring various formats such as video, telephone conferences, email or chat and in many languages. Browse our directory for the next available meeting or search to find a meeting that speaks to you.

Get Help Now for a Drinking Problem

The OIAA 12th Step Committee, comprised of sober AA members worldwide, responds directly to people who are seeking help for a drinking problem. Your request will be received by members of this committee and answered via email as soon as possible.

Browse Online AA Resources

Learn how Online AA meetings work and what options are available, and how to make the most out of them. Videos, pamphlets, and guides on how to work the program are available in multiple languages.

OIAA News & Updates

IGR Engagement Survey
Thanks to all who attended the IGR Forum Saturday 29-April, and for completing the IGR Engagement Survey. The survey is now closed. If you were unable to attend the event, OIAA still wants to hear from you! Email us your questions and ideas to:… ... Read More
OIAA address for contributions
OIAA's mailing address for contributions was updated a few months back, but we continue to receive contributions to our old address.  While we have been able to receive those, please make sure to update your records with our current mailing address so we can be… ... Read More
Announcing the Communications Ad Hoc Committee
OIAA’s Board approved the Communications Ad Hoc Committee in February 2023. Its purpose is simple. The communications committee will help maintain consistency in the style and format of OIAA documents and continuity of the message in translation to other languages. The Communications Ad Hoc Committee’s services… ... Read More
Post Assembly Survey- March 2023
Thank you to all who joined the March Assembly!  Your continued participation is the lifeblood of OIAA and all we do, together! Thank you to everyone who completed the Assembly Exit Survey. We are now in process of reviewing the result and using the great… ... Read More
***New March Assembly Info***
Please join us this coming Saturday March 18th for the OIAA March Assembly! All voting members will be asked to vote on the approval of meeting minutes from our December 2022 Assembly. December 2022 Assembly Minutes are now available on the OIAA website. If you are a… ... Read More

Need Help Navigating Our Site?

Listed below are Frequently Asked Questions that you may find helpful…

How do I submit a new meeting to the OIAA Meeting Directory?
What are the requirements to submit a meeting to OIAA?
How do I update my existing meeting information?
How do I sign up as an IGR for my group?

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How do I cancel my meeting?
What if I need more help?

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Our Journey

The first AA meetings online used Bulletin Boards and were around 1986. Email groups started forming in the early nineties and the development of the worldwide internet rapidly fueled the growth and variety of groups. The first online AA group, Lamp-lighters, was formed in 1990, and has met by email continuously since then. Now there are thousands of AA groups and members, connected together through this Online Intergroup. Using various mechanisms such as video conferencing, phone conferencing, message boards, email list-serve, and chatrooms; the AA community is constantly connecting and finding new, creative ways to communicate the experience, strength and hope of recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous. Go to: History of OIAA for more information.

The Online Intergroup aids its member groups in their common purpose of carrying the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers.