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Okay, I know this may sound a little strange but here goes. Does anyoone know if there is a AA meeting place in the san gabriel valley for recovering alcoholics? I recently got sober and am looking for a group that I have something in common with. That is why I have not posted in awhile. So if anyone knows of one, or we can start one, please let me know.
 

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South Pasadena womans club just north of Huntington drive on Fremont I think it is on Wendseday nights but call first its a big group and a fun group you should like it.

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Welcome Eddie....My suggestion is to call A.A. Central Office.in your area,and they will tell you the closest meeting in your area.I just got 2 years on 2-15-06.Remember one day at a time......Teach a kid to fish and he will never go hungry...The Dawg....
 

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Thanks for all the replies, you folks are the best! Fellow Fishers are better friends than the damn drunks at the bar!If There are any other folks in my situation, what do you think of maybe gettingout own board here? We could at least ask.
 

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Eddie, congrats on your start of a new life. I've been sober since '87 and wish you well on your new journey in life. I hope that you can find the people that can help you at some of the previously mentioned meetings. I'm sorry I don't have any more info that I could share with you on the meetings in your area, but I think that the AA central office is a good idea, they should have a directory available there or at one of the meetings suggested for you to attend.



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http://www.aa.org/en_services_for_members.cfm?PageID=135

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Understanding Anonymity

"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."

What is the purpose of anonymity in Alcoholics Anonymous? Why is it often referred to as the greatest single protection the Fellowship has to assure its continued existence and growth?

If we look at the history of A.A., from its beginning in 1935 until now, it is clear that anonymity serves two different yet equally vital functions:

At the personal level, anonymity provides protection for all members from identification as alcoholics, a safeguard often of special importance to newcomers.


At the level of press, radio, TV, films and new media technologies such as the Internet, anonymity stresses the equality in the Fellowship of all members by putting the brake on those who might otherwise exploit their A.A. affiliation to achieve recognition, power, or personal gain.
Anonymity on a person-to-person basis

From its earliest days, A.A. has promised personal anonymity to all who attend its meetings. Because its founders and first members were recovering alcoholics themselves, they knew from their own experience how ashamed most alcoholics are about their drinking, how fearful they are of public exposure. The social stigma of alcoholism was great, and those early A.A. members recognized that a firm assurance of confidentiality was imperative if they were to succeed in attracting and helping other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Over the years, anonymity has proved one of the greatest gifts that A.A. offers the suffering alcoholic. Without it, many would never attend their first meeting. Although the stigma has lessened to some degree, most newcomers still find admission of their alcoholism so painful that it is possible only in a protected environment. Anonymity is essential for this atmosphere of trust and openness.

Valuable as privacy is to new members, it is noteworthy that most of them are eager to share the good news of their A.A. affiliation with their families. Such a disclosure, however, is always their own choice: A.A. as a whole seeks to ensure that individual members stay as private and protected as they wish, or as open as they wish, about belonging to the Fellowship; but always with the understanding that anonymity at the level of the press, radio, TV, films and new media technologies such as the Internet, is crucial to our continuing sobriety and growth â?? at both the personal and group levels.

Anonymity at the media level

After its first few years of success, the Fellowship attracted much favorable attention in the press. Articles praising A.A. appeared in magazines and newspapers across the country. And, with each new article, the ranks of A.A. grew. In those days, everyone still feared the consequences of public disclosure; and so the first press coverage guarded membersâ?? anonymity for safetyâ??s sake. The arrival of new media technologies such as the Internet has offered new vehicles to carry the A.A. message to the public. A.A. members continue to preserve their anonymity in these new public media.

As public awareness concerning alcoholism increased, the stigma decreased, and soon some A.A. members began to publicly acknowledge their affiliation in the media. One of the first to do so was a famous ballplayer whose comeback was so spectacular that newspapers lavished attention on his successful struggle against alcohol. Believing that he could help A.A. by revealing his membership, he discussed it openly. Even the founders of A.A. approved his actions simply because they had not yet experienced the costs of such publicity.

Then other members decided to break their anonymity in the media â?? some motivated by good will, others by personal gain. Some members devised schemes to tie in their A.A. affiliation with all sorts of business enterprises, insurance, sales, drying-out farms, even a temperance magazine, to name a few.

It did not take long for those at A.A. headquarters to realize that overzealous and self-serving anonymity breakers could quickly jeopardize the Fellowshipâ??s hard-won reputation. And they saw that if one person was made an exception, other exceptions would inevitably follow. To assure the unity, effectiveness, and welfare of A.A., anonymity had to be universal. It was the guardian of all that A.A. stood for.

In stressing the equality of all A.A. members â?? and unity in the common bond of their recovery from alcoholism â?? anonymity serves as the spiritual foundation of the Fellowship. Back in 1946, Bill W., our co-founder, wrote: â??The word â??anonymousâ?? has for us an immense spiritual significance. Subtly but powerfully, it reminds us that we are always to place principles before personalities; that we have renounced personal glorification in public; that our movement not only preaches but actually practices a true humility.â??
 

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How To Find An A.A. Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous is worldwide with A.A. meetings in almost every community. You can find times and places of local A.A. meetings or events by contacting a nearby central office, intergroup or answering service of U.S. and Canada. Please click here. The General Service Office does not maintain local meeting information.
A.A. members traveling within the U.S. and Canada may also obtain the regional A.A. directories, which provide confidential A.A. contact information within the U.S. and Canada. These directories can be obt from local intergroup/Central Offices or by contacting the General Service Office. These directories are for A.A. members only.

General Service Conference Area Web sites provide information about General Service activities in their local Area and, in some cases, may include local meeting information. To access the list of General Service Conference Area Web sites please click here.

Outside the U.S. and Canada you can find times and places of local A.A. meetings or events by contacting a nearby office from the list of General Service offices, Central Offices, Intergroups and Answering Services Overseas. Please click here to download PDF

For information on how to contact the International General Service Office nearest you please Please click here.

A.A. members traveling abroad may also obtain the International A.A. Directory, which provides confidential A.A. contact information overseas. This directory can be obtained from local intergroups/Central Offices or by contacting the General Service Office. This directory is for A.A. members only.

One of the ways A.A. members stay sober is by helping others to recover from alcoholism. We encourage you to contact the nearest A.A. office, where local A.A. members will provide information to anyone.


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OFICINA INTERGRUPAL NORTE-ORANGE
330 NO. STATE COLLEGE BLVD SUITE 207
ANAHEIM CA 92806
714 956-7243


VICTOR VALLEY INTERGROUP CENTRAL OFFICE INC.
18888 OUTER HIGHWAY 18 STE 205
APPLE VALLEY CA 92307-2315
760 242-9292
E-mail: [email protected]
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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS OF KERN COUNTY
930 TRUXTUN AVENUE, SUITE 110
BAKERSFIELD CA 93301
661 322-4025
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.kernaa.org



OFICINA CENTRAL HISPANA
13334 RAMONA BLVD SUITE E
BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706
626 338-4612


VENTURA COUNTY SERVICE OFFICE INC.
321 N AVIADOR ST #115
CAMARILLO CA 93010
805 389-1444
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SANTA CLARA COUNTY INTERGROUP
274 EAST HAMILTON AVE SUITE D
CAMPBELL CA 95008
408 374-8511
E-mail: [email protected]
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CENTRAL INTERGROUP OFFICE OF THE DESERT
35325 DATE PALM DR. SUITE 134
CATHEDRAL CITY CA 92234
24 HR ANSWERING SERVICE 760 324-4880
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NORTH VALLEY CENTRAL OFFICE
P O BOX 1144
CHICO CA 95927
530 342-5756
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24 HR ANSWERING SERVICE
CHINO CA 91710
909 628-4428


INLAND EMPIRE CENTRAL OFFICE
1265 NORTH MT. VERNON
COLTON CA 92324
909 825-4700
http://www.inlande


OFICINA INTERGRUPAL DE SAN BERNARDINO
415 WEST VALLEY BLVD. SUITE 14
COLTON CA 92324
909 824-5120


DEL NORTE INTERGROUP
1485 PEBBLE BEACH DRIVE
PO BOX 1067
CRESCENT CITY CA 95531
707 464-3411


VALLEY SERVICE CENTER
7000 VILLAGE PARKWAY SUITE 5
DUBLIN CA 94568
925 829-3160
24 HR ANSWERING SERVICE 925 829-0666
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P O BOX 7102
EUREKA CA 95502-7102
707 442-0711


TULARE COUNTY CENTRAL OFFICE INC
628 N FARMERSVILLE BLVD
FARMERSVILLE CA 93223
559 747-1277
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.aa-tulareco.org



MENDOCINO COAST INTERGROUP
P.O. BOX 1629
FORT BRAGG CA 95437
24 HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE 707-964-7726
http://www.mendocinocoastaa.com



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2812 N BLACKSTONE AVENUE
FRESNO CA 93703-1002
559 221-6907
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.fresnoaa.org



OFICINA INTERGRUPAL HISPANA
520 N FULTON STREET
FRESNO 93728-3402
559 266-6752


FULLERTON N ORANGE COUNTY INTERGROUP
133 W CHAPMAN AVE SUITE C
FULLERTON CA 92832
714 773-4357
E-mail: [email protected]
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OFICINA INTERGRUPAL SUR DE LA BAHIA
16319 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE
GARDENA CA 90247
310 516-8626


SAN GABRIEL/POMONA VALLEY CENTRAL OFFICE
835 E. ROUTE 66
GLENDORA CA 91740
626 914-1861




OFICINA CENTRAL HISPANA VALLE COACHELLA
P.O. BOX 98
45130 SMURR ST UNIDAD #7
INDIO CA 92202-0098
760 342-2142


ANTELOPE VALLEY INTERGROUP
44751 BEECH AVENUE SUITE #2
LANCASTER CA 93534
661 945-5757


HARBOR AREA CENTRAL OFFICE
3450 E SPRING STREET
SUITE 109
LONG BEACH CA 90806
562 989-7697
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.hacoaa.org


LOS ANGELES CENTRAL OFFICE
4311 WI BLVD #104
LOS ANGELES CA 90010
323 936-4343
[email protected]
http://www.lacoaa.org


OFICINA CENTRAL HISPANA
2607 SOUTH VAN BUREN PLACE
LOS ANGELES CA 90007
323 735-2089


OFICINA HISPANA DEL ESTE DE LOS ANGELES
6422 1/2 E WHITTIER BLVD
LOS ANGELES CA 90022
323 722-4175


WESTWOOD CENTRAL OFFICE
2365 WESTWOOD BLVD SUITE 22
LOS ANGELES CA 90064
310 474-7339


LAKE COUNTY INTERGROUP OFFICE
P O BOX 1054
LOWER LAKE CA 95457
707 995-3316


CENTRAL VALLEY INTERGROUP (CVI)
1024 "J" Street, Room 428
P.O. Box 185
MODESTO CA 95353-0185
24 HOUR HOTLINE 209 572-2970
TOLL FREE (866) 50-SOBER or (866) 507-6237
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.cviaa.org



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1015 CASS #4
MONTEREY CA 93940
831 373-3713
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.aamonterey.org


NAPA COUNTY INTERGROUP
463 COFFIELD AVE APT 6
NAPA CA 94558-5567
707 255-4900


EASTBAY INTERGROUP CENTRAL OFFICE
295 27th STREET
OAKLAND CA 94612
510 839-8900
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.eastbayaa.org



OFICINA INTERGRUPAL CONDADO VENTURA
545 SOUTH B STREET SUITE B
OXNARD CA 93030
805 486-7616


PARADISE INTERGROUP
5991 CLARK ROAD
PARADISE CA 95969-4108
530 872-3516
http://www.aabutte-glenn.org



WESTERN SLOPE INTERGROUP
PO BOX 1434
PLACERVILLE CA 95667
530 622-3500


OFICINA INTERGRUPO DE CHINO
898 N. GAREY AVE - SUITE 109
POMONA CA 9176
909 629-0493


OFICINA INTERGRUPAL HISPANA DEL CONDADO DE TULARE
P.O. BOX 3335
PORTERVILLE CA 93258
559 791-0920


OFICINA INTERGRUPAL DEL CONDADO DE TULARE
14721 1/2 Rd. 192
POPLAR CA 93258
559 791-0920


NOR CALIFORNIA INTERGROUP
PO BOX 991107
REDDING CA 96099-1107
530 225-8955
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.aanorcal.org


OFICINA INTERGRUPAL DEL ESTE DE LA BAHIA
1412 MAC DONALD AVENUE
RICHMOND CA 94801
510 233-6249


OFICINA INTERGRUPAL DEL VALLE CENTER
3744 ATCHISON ST. APT. E
RIVERBANK CA 95367
209 869-1863
Fax: 209-869-1693


CENTRAL CALIFORNIA FELLOWSHIP
7500 14TH AVENUE #27
SACRAMENTO CA 95820-3560
916 454-1100
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.aasacramento.org


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McDOUGAL BUILDING
5 GAVILAN ST. SUITE 216
SALINAS CA 93901
831 757-8518


SALINAS VALLEY AREA INTERGROUP
9 W GABLIAN STREET SUITE 11
SALINAS CA 93901-2723
831 424-98
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.e-aa.org/salinas



OFICINA CENTRAL HISPANA DE ALCOHOLICOS ANONIMOS SAN DIEGO
3628 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
SAN DIEGO CA 92104-2317
619 280-7224


SAN DIEGO CENTRAL OFFICE
7075 MISSION GORGE ROAD STE #B
SAN DIEGO CA 92120-2454
619 265-8762
TDD 619-239-1367
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.aasandiego.org



INTERCOUNTY FELLOWSHIP
1821 SACRAMENTO ST.
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109
415 674-1821
Fax: 415 674-1801
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.aasf.org


OFICINA CENTRAL HISPANA
383 VALENCIA STREET
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
415 554-8811


INTERGRUPAL HISPANA DE SAN JOSE
505 SOUTH 10TH
SAN JOSE CA 95
408 975-0826
http://www.aaespanolsanjose.org


OFICINA CENTRAL HISPANA COSTA NORTE
1349 E. TAYLOR ST.
SAN JOSE CA 95133
408 295-0920
Fax: 408-293-0920


CENTRAL COAST CENTRAL OFFICE INTERGROUP
1220 BEACH STREET
SAN LUIS OBISPO CA 92306
805 541-3211
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.sloaa.org


SAN MATEO C.O. FELLOWSHIP OF A.A.
2242 PALM AVENUE
SAN MATEO CA 94403
650 577-1310
E-mail: [email protected]m
http://www.aa-san-mateo.org/



OFICINA INTERGRUPAL DE ORANGE COUNTY
1754 S. MAIN ST.
SANTA ANA CA 92706
714 541-7225


ORANGE COUNTY CENTRAL OFFICE
1526 BROOKHOLLOW ROAD #75
SANTA ANA CA 92705
714 556-4
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.oc-aa.org


SANTA BARBARA CENTRAL OFFICE
23RD DISTRICT CENTRAL OFFICE
1213 STATE STREET SUITE H
SANTA BARBARA CA 93101
805 962-3332
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.santabarbaraaa.com



52nd DISTRICT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CENTRAL OFFICE
500 S BROADWAY
SUITE 256
SANTA MARIA CA 93454
805 925-3782


OFICINA CENTRAL NORTE
4795 OLD REDWOOD HWY.
SUITE A2 MARK WEST AREA
SANTA ROSA CA 95401
707 545-7417


SONOMA COUNTY INTERGROUP
750 MENDOCINO AVE #10
SANTA ROSA CA 95401-4822
707 546-2066
24 HR ANSWERING SERVICE 707 544-1300
http://www.sonomacountyaa.org


SANTA CRUZ COUNTY INTE INC
5732 SOQUEL DR.
SOQUEL CA 95073-2811
831 475-5782
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.aasantacruz.org


DELTA CENTRAL OFFICE
563 EAST HARDING WAY
STOCKTON CA 95204
209 464-1509
TDD 209 943-1744
http://www.aadelta.org



INTERGROUP ANSWERING SERVICE
SUSANVILLE CA 96130
530 257-2880


TEHACHAPI MOUNTAIN INTERGROUP
P O BOX 99
TEHACHAPI CA 93561
661 322-4025


CENTRAL SERVICE OFFICE INC.
27393 YNEZ ROAD SUITE # 156
TEMECULA CA 92591
951 695-1535
http://www.temeculacentraloffice.org


24 HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE
THOUSAND OAKS CA 91361
805 495-1111


ALL SOUTH BAY CENTRAL OFFICE
1411 MARCELINA AVE
TORRANCE CA 90501
310 618-1180
E-mail: [email protected]


24 H ANSWERING SERVICE
TWAIN HARTE CA 95383
209 533-1134


UKIAH VALLEY INTERGROUP
P O BOX 792
UKIAH CA 95482
707 462-7123
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.aaukiah.org


NORTH SOLANO INTERGROUP
413 WILLIAMS ST.
VACAVILLE CA 95688
707-446-2244


SCV CENTRAL OFFICE OF A.A.
P.O. B OX 803063
VALENCIA CA 91380-3063
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.scv-aa.org



SO. SOLANO COUNTY CENTRAL OFFICE
529 CAPITOL STREET
VALLEJO CA 94590
707 643-8217


A.A. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY C.O.
7417 VAN NUYS BLVD. SUITE E
VAN NUYS CA 91405
818 988-3001
TDD 818 988-0342
http://www.sfvaa.org


OFICINA CENTRAL LATINOAMERICANA
7311 VAN NUYS BLVD STE #3
VAN NUYS CA 91405



NO. SAN DIEGO CO. CENTRAL OFFICE
604 E VISTA WAY
VISTA CA 92084
760 758-2514
E-mail:
http://www.nosdco-aa.org



OFICINA INTERGRUPAL HISPANA DE A.A.
985 S. SANTA FE UNIT #9
VISTA CA 92083
760 758-6905


CONTRA COSTA SERVICE CENTER
185 MAYHEW WAY
WALNUT CREEK CA 94596
925 939-5371http://www.contracostaaa.org


OFICINA INTERGRUPAL
1150 MAIN STREET SUITE 7B
WATSONVILLE CA 95076831-768-9597


OFICINA LATINA CENTRAL DE A.A.
600 4TH STREET
WEST SACRAMENTO CA 96605916-372-0343


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