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There is a solution. You no longer have to live like this. You are not alone. You are not the first. If you think you have a drinking problem, and are looking to get to a meeting of alcoholics anonymous, we hope that this website will help you.

No one can tell you that you are an alcoholic. People may point out indications that you have a drinking problem -- loss of control, drunken driving, arrests, lost jobs, broken marriages or relationships, blackouts, the shakes, etc. Only you can decide if youare actually an alcoholic, then we invite you to keep coming back.

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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Link to Area 15

Local area meeting schedules and locations information in two downloadable formats:

Our meeting lists are often called the "Where and When".

2014 Delegate Conference Report

Where & When by Town - PDF

Spanish Speaking - AA
Directorio españo - PDF




Related phone numbers and links

AA Helpline: 941-951-6810

Local clubs and frequent meeting locations: AA neither approves nor disapproves of clubs. They are an outside enterprise.

• Serenity Room Bradenton 941-753-7760
• Gratitude Room Bradenton 941-782-4298
• Gratitude Club Sarasota 941-953-5182



The Central Office of Sara-Mana is a non-profit corporation established in 1985 to provide a physical location for Alcoholics Anonymous in Sarasota and Manatee County. It is independent of Intergroup and General Service. This is where the "Twelfth Step" phones are answered and members can get AA literature and information. The functions of Central Office of Sara-Mana, Inc. are to:

1. Provide and maintain a place for the local service organizations and committees to meet and conduct business, including the AA Helpline

2. Answer or refer inquiries regarding AA to the appropriate group or individuals

3. Obtain and supply AA-related literature and materials to individuals, groups and institutions

4. Maintain a calendar of service activities for the local AA community

5. Receive and forward donations and other materials to local Intergroup and General Service organizations

6. Store archival information for local service associations

The service area includes the communities of Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island.


AA Helpline: 941-951-6810
Central Office of Sara-Mana 1748 Independence Blvd., Suite B-2 Sarasota, FL 34234    TEL - 941-351-4818

Al-Anon Helpline 941-749-1750 -- This website is not affiliated in any way with Al-Anon. We provide this number as a courtesy