As of January 2018, there were more than 61,000 Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the United States. Worldwide, the number is over 68,000, with a total of 2,000,000 plus members “working the Steps.”

Back in 1935, however, I wonder if Dr. Bob S. and Bill W., co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, ever imagined their initial meeting of two would have multiplied into millions of members across the globe.

Their wise, spiritual vision for recovery wasn’t limited to AA. Over the years other organizations have adopted the 12-Step concept which emphasizes universal – spiritual – values in daily living. For more information on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous go to

Following are just some of many 12-Step groups “Carrying the Message.”

Faith-Based groups include:

  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Life Recovery
  • Alcoholics Victorious
  • Addictions Victorious

Beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, in beautiful sunny, South Florida, I would like to invite you to a new 12-Step meeting — Life Recovery @ North Creek. All are welcome.