“Starting a new meeting requires determination and work, but the reward
of watching others find the ACA way of life is worth it.”
“There is great joy awaiting you to watch a frightened or foggy newcomer attend his or her first meeting and watch that person open up.”
“Registration of your group also allows your meeting to
receive information from the ACA service structure, i.e., Intergroups,
service committees, and WSO. Likewise, the registration gives you a
channel to make your group conscience known to the ACA service structure.
Registration confirms that your group is a Twelve Steps and Twelve
Traditions meeting. By following the Steps and Traditions our meetings
have a consistency in message and purpose.”
you checked the Meeting Searches: Map Search or the City and
State search and were unable to locate a meeting nearby, you may
wish to start an ACA meeting in your town.
person registers a meeting, s/he submits the registration form and agrees to the following: "In submitting this form, I certify the
following to be true: “our ACA meeting agrees
to follow the ACA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions to the best of our ability. Our
ACA meeting is not affiliated with any outside organization or established
religion. I am authorized to act on behalf of this ACA meeting in submitting
this form, and that all the information provided is correct to the best of my
The Handbook portion of our fellowship text
(p. 559) gives full assistance for starting a meeting including a format you can
use to conduct a meeting.