Stop Drinking, Start Living

If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Find out how Alcoholics Anonymous can help. To find a meeting in Ulster County or elsewhere in the Hudson Valley region, click on the button below:

Safe Reopenings SUggestions & Considerations Thursday June 4 6:30p via ZoomIs your group ready to open its meeting space again, but is unsure how to do so safely and sensitively? Join us on Thursday, June 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a panel discussion on Safe Openings. Bring your questions; tips to opening will also be shared (or can be found in the Area 48 Service Paper on Reopening Meetings.)

As meetings reopen, be sure to notify your District Recordskeeper via this form to make meetings changes such as format, location, reopening status, and time. 

Check-in with members near and far, old and new. Hop into a dial-in meeting or video gathering. All formats, many locations, seven days a week, lots of times during the day & night are listed here for you to connect virtually. Give it a try! (You will be redirected to the Area 48 website. Search meetings by day, time and format.)

Call our local AA hotline 845-331- 6360

Do you just want to talk to SOMEBODY?
Need more information about stopping drinking?
Speak to someone in recovery 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Call 845-331-6360.

Area 48 Fellowship Day flyerFeeling  a little isolated? Jump into service and fellowship at the Area 48 Fellowship Day, hosted online by District 9 & 12. Learn more here.



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Our General Service Office has been granted a $3-million Reserve Fund drawdown from the General Service Board. Due to COVID-19, lower book sales and diminished group contributions, our GSO needs our support more than ever. Read the letter from GSO here and make your group online contribution here.

small square wicker basket with a handle that is filled with lots of one dollar billsWith many groups holding online meetings, we still have expenses to meet. Read on to find out more about collecting member contributions via the online 7th Tradition Basket.

black rotatry telephone connected by a black wire to a receiver One AA member shares how the Answering Service and Ulster County Hotline helped an out-of-town member connect with an online meeting and our community.

Need more meetings? Try something new & venture out of the neighborhood with this list of online meetings throughout New York State.
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Have a little extra time on your hands? Getting itchy to do something? Fill that anxiety hole with SERVICE! Check out these opportunities and reach out to a chairperson in the topic area that interests you


Where do you turn when your favorite meeting has closed its doors? Open Grapevine/La Viña, AA’s Meeting in Print!  To help members during this time, Grapevine/La Viña ais offering everyone free access to 2020 Grapevine & La Viña issues now through July. (Audio stories are available too so you can pretend you’re at your favorite speaker meeting.) Log in today to check out this month’s Grapevine and La Viña. 

Prefer paper?
Grapevine 12-issue print subscription$28.97
La Viña 6-issue print subscription $11.97)


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We invite you to trudge the Road to Happy Destiny with us. From all of us in recovery here in Ulster County, stay safe, be well, and join us!