At this time we are able to list some 364 A. A. meetings in Santa Barbara County, 54 of them Spanish-speaking, in the 12 cities and towns listed below.
To limit the need to jump from page to page, as well as to give a broader overview of what is available, beyond our own groups, neighborhoods and towns, we have brought neighboring meetings together in 2 'master pages', to which the index below will first bring our visitors.
These master pages do also have links to separate pages for the 7 cities and towns with (roughly) two or more meetings each day, for those who can use that format.
As with all we do in A. A., we rely on each other for meeting information. Where questions seem especially important to clear up, we have added a little pop-up note (Help!) to alert our visitors and ask for your assistance.
Please let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org – of any corrections, additions, subtractions and suggestions you may have – so that, together, we can let those who need us know where to find us.
This online listing of A. A. meetings is put together from many sources, including local and central office meeting directories, the listings of local clubs and community resources, and direct information from the groups and members involved.
It is offered as a free service to anybody who can use it.It is unaffiliated with any official bodies – or with any organization at all, for that matter.
— Unless specified as “Closed”, all meetings are open to anyone with an interest in recovery from alcoholism.
— “Closed” meetings are only for those who themselves have “a desire to stop drinking.”
— All meetings are held weekly, unless clearly marked as 'Only' a specified week(s).
— If meetings are known to be other than one hour in length, the closing time is given.
— The meeting format, if not clear from the group name, is shown below the address. If none is shown, assume Open Discussion.
— You may generally assume that there is no smoking in the meetings.
— The © symbol next to an address indicates that it is wheelchair-accessible.
— To make finding the meetings easier, and out of respect for our hosts, we try to fully identify the locations in which we meet.
— Where we do have to shorten names, we apologize. E.g., while all Methodists are in fact “United”,
the extra word often doesn't fit well in the lines.
— We have included Maps for each meeting, with pop-up Thomas Guide coordinates, where available.
— If only the format of a meeting is known, the space for a group name is left blank.
— If there really is no A. A. group, however, it is not really an A. A. meeting at all. Please advise!
— Genuine A. A. meetings, and the groups that hold them, are not and never should be affiliated in any way with any locations
in which they are held, whether they be hospitals, schools, clubs, treatment or community centers, etc.
Carpinteria Goleta Isla Vista Lompoc Los Alamos Los Olivos Montecito Orcutt
Santa Barbara Santa Maria Santa Ynez Solvang Summerland En español [Spanish-Speaking]
I am responsible . . .
When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,
I want the hand of A.A. always to be there.
And for that . . . I am responsible.
— A.A. Grapevine. Reprinted by permission.