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There is a solution. You no longer have to live like this. You are not alone. You are not the first. If you think you have a drinking problem, and are looking to get to a meeting of alcoholics anonymous, we hope that this website will help you.

No one can tell you that you are an alcoholic. People may point out indications that you have a drinking problem -- loss of control, drunken driving, arrests, lost jobs, broken marriages or relationships, blackouts, the shakes, etc. Only you can decide if youare actually an alcoholic, then we invite you to keep coming back.

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

click here to go to the website of AA world service to read the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous®


Link to Area 15

Local area meeting schedules and locations information in two downloadable formats:

Our meeting lists are often called the "Where and When".

2014 Delegate Conference Report

Where & When by Town - PDF

Spanish Speaking - AA
Directorio españo - PDF




Related phone numbers and links

AA Helpline: 941-951-6810

Local clubs and frequent meeting locations: AA neither approves nor disapproves of clubs. They are an outside enterprise.

• Serenity Room Bradenton 941-753-7760
• Gratitude Room Bradenton 941-782-4298
• Gratitude Club Sarasota 941-953-5182


Hospitals & Institutions

This Committee takes meetings into rehab and other facilities established to help people to recover from alcoholism. The committee designates members of the community to commit to chairing a meeting in one of these facilities. It also takes meetings to the jails and institutions which house criminals. Many of these individuals are in their predicament because of alcohol. If you would like to help “pass the message” of recovery through the twelve steps of AA by chairing a regular institution meeting, please come join us!

H & I Committee Volunteers must have at least 1 year of continuous sobriety. However, all members of AA are welcome to join us at our monthly committee meeting.


eMail H&I


Manatee County Jail

To submit application, to do service in the Manatee County Jail,
please scan and e-mail
application (click here for link) to

Or mail directly to:
Manatee County Jail C/O Deputy Parks-Boldin
14470 Harlee Road, Palmetto, FL 34221

Sarasota County Jail


To volunteer please contact the the appropreate coordinator for the SC Jail area of interest

listed at the bottom of this page.. Then follow these SCJ Instructions. SCJ Instructions


There is a requirement for Sarasota County jail applicants of one year sobriety, and that information would have to be included.

Bradenton Bridge

To fill out an application to do service at Bradenton Bridge -  Click Here

Bridging the Gap

From the Bridging the Gap pamphlet published by AA:

“Part of Bridging the Gap between a treatment program and A.A. is the Temporary Contact Program, which is designed to help the alcoholic in an alcoholism treatment program make that transition. As you know, one of the more “slippery” places in the journey to sobriety is between the door of the facility and the nearest A.A. group or meeting. Some of us can tell you that, even though we heard of A.A. in treatment, we were too fearful to go. A.A. experience suggests that attending meetings regularly is critical. In order to bridge the gap, A.A. members have volunteered to be temporary contacts and introduce newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous.”

If you would like to volunteer as a Bridge in our community or would to speak with someone about going to a meeting, please call 941-444-9614 or email

Link to pamphlet:


H & I E Mail Limks

H&I Chair

H&I Alt Chair

H&I Secretary






H &I Committee Coordinators:


Bradenton Bridige

Bridge The Gap


Coastal CSU

First Step Detox

First Step Residential

MC Jail Pod Gen Pop

MC Jail Pod Men

MC Jail Pod Women

Manatee Glens

Mothers & Infants

Serenity Place

SCJail Gen Pop

SC Jail Pod Men

SC Jail Pod Women










AA Helpline: 941-951-6810
Central Office of Sara-Mana 1748 Independence Blvd., Suite B-2 Sarasota, FL 34234    TEL - 941-351-4818

Al-Anon Helpline 941-749-1750 -- This website is not affiliated in any way with Al-Anon. We provide this number as a courtesy