Directory of AA and Alanon Meetings for Mexico and Belize
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), Alanon English-Language Meeting Schedule in Mexico And Belize
Find English language AA, Alanon, NA meetings throughout Mexico.
There are about 75 Mexican towns with AA meetings in English in the database.
English-language AA meetings are in: Monterrey, San Miguel del Allende, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Lake Chapala area, Mexico City, Merida, Cancun, Pto. Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Acapulco, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo and Melaque, Puerto Vallarta, San Blas, Mazatlan, San Carlos, Sonora, Alamos, Hermosillo Sonora, Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, San Jose del Cabo and throughout Baja California.
After much hair-pulling, I got the AA database working again. However it MAY not work in Firefox (depending on your settings). It works fine in Chrome and IE. On a phone, it is so-so.
Please do not ask me about meetings not listed. If they are not in the database, I don't know any more than you.
Please write with new info to help others. If a meeting has changed, please write me.
This AA database is simple, as should be anything AA-related. The default listings are arranged by regions of Mexico, starting with Yucatan/ Quintana Roo. Above the title bar is a search box. You can search by city, state or region. Type in a few letters and an Ajax helper will make suggestions. Click the magnifying glass and voila! you have a meeting schedule!.
Some groups have their own web pages today. If so, I merely link to their listings. That is better for all of us. However, they are often set up by people who move and no one maintains them. Often the websites are taken over by spammers or worse, so always type a supposed AA website into Google before going there. I have avoided some malicious sites that way.
I am glad to be of service, but my services are less needed today than in the 1980's when I first started these listings. It is so much easier to travel Mexico today and find English-language meetings than when I began (and needed) this 12th-Step work. But there is still value, as few groups have their own websites and often they change.
If you find a new meeting, or a change to an existing meeting, please tell me so I can pass it on. Thanks, and have another 24 hours of serenity.
If you don't have serenity today, at least you can have sobriety. Serenity will come of its own accord. Sobriety you have to work for.
This page has a schedule of English-language AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), Alanon and other 12-Step Programs that send me info. English-language AA meetings used to be found only in towns with large gringo populations, but more recovering drunks must be moving to Mexico, so you will be surprised at small towns where English language meetings are to be found. If your AA, Alanon, NA, CA meeting in Mexico has a web site, please submit it. To contact me with new info use the Contact Mike link at the bottom of every page.
I have surely missed some towns with English-language AA meetings, so let me know of any others. But, please, have a heart and don't bust my chops. I do the best I can to update this page, but it is very time-consuming to try to keep up. I used to have a list in my book, Live Better South of the Border, but a directory printed in a book is nearly useless. For the 4th edition, I cut that down to general info on traveling sober.
The AA and Alanon meeting schedules are updated as I get new information. But some are older -- much older -- and this is noted.
Alas, the person who maintained the Cayo meetings is out of the country, so we don't know when they will start again. If you go, let me know if you find one.