The Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship

A network of recovering men and women from all walks of life

This web site is an unofficial AA web site provided by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous in Medina County. It's primary purpose is provide a single source for all the AA meetings in Medina County. To learn much more about Alcoholics Anonymous, visit the Akron AA site at

How To Learn More

Go to a meeting: The best way to learn more is attend a meeting. Medina County has over 50 meetings. Every day of the year, morning, afternoon and evenings there is help in the form of meetings for you and for every alcoholic who wants help.

What Is AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

Meeting Schedules

Meeting Formats

Open speaker meetings are open to anyone. At speaker meetings, A.A. members “tell their stories.” They describe their experiences with alcohol, how they came to A.A., and how their lives have changed as a result of Alcoholics Anonymous.

One member speaks briefly about his or her drinking experience, and then leads a discussion on A.A. recovery or any drinking-related problem anyone brings up.

Closed discussion meetings — conducted just as open discussions are, but for alcoholics or prospective A.A.s only.

Step meetings (usually closed) — discussion of one of the Twelve Steps.