AA Meetings Bangkok and Alternatives for Alcoholism or Problem Drinking


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid 12 step fellowship that offers AA meetings in Bangkok seven days a week helping those struggling with alcohol problems quit drinking and help people stay sober. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Bangkok allows individuals to come together, talk through their problems, share their experiences, recover from alcoholism and maintain sobriety.

If you are attending your first AA meeting, it means you have already taken the first crucial step on the road to recovery. Not only does it mean you are strong enough to make a real effort to put drinking behind you, but it also shows you have acknowledged and accepted you may need help and support along the journey to sobriety. It is natural to be hesitant and nervous when you first begin, but AA meetings are designed to be supportive as you voice your experiences amongst individuals who have one thing in common with you: the desire to stop drinking.

Is AA the Right Option for me?

While it is advised that you attend an actual meeting, to fully understand what AA is about and whether it may be the right fit for you, it may be a good idea to familiarise yourself with some common knowledge and core purposes beforehand, while also taking a look at the 12 steps before attending.

After familiarising yourself and doing some research on AA, if you believe it is for you, it is time to find the right meeting to attend. Most cities, including Bangkok, will have many different options. Check the AA meetings Bangkok website for a convenient and suitable meeting near you.

While AA has proved to be effective for many individuals, there are certain disadvantages to this form of treatment. It has often been criticised for emphasising the powerlessness of an individual in battling alcoholism. Another drawback for some people is the program’s religious undertones and the fundamental belief in a higher power. While the notion or concept or a higher power can be appealing for some, the reliance on the higher power to guide certain processes may not be a comfortable idea for all individuals.

What are the Alternatives for AA Meetings in Bangkok?

A recent blog article on AA meetings in Thailand may be one of the most sought after and popular resources, but that doesn’t mean this is the only available option. The drawbacks stated above

may deter attendance for some people. Recovery is personal and takes place in unique and various ways. It is crucial to find a treatment that appeals to your unique needs and would facilitate your long term recovery.

Individual Alcohol Counselling and specilised alcohol recovery programs is one of the best alternatives when looking for different treatment options. Alcohol problems leave individuals at extremely high risk for relapses, and there can be several triggers when it comes to relapse. Our alcohol counselling services aim to curb the intense cravings while also managing obstacles of life, counselling provided by us can also help with other struggles such as depression and anxiety, which are often brought on and play a major role alongside alcoholism.

Group Therapy: Much like AA, traditional group therapy has been a core aspect when looking at recovery. Being in a group setting simply means having several other people to help you set and achieve goals toward your ultimate recovery. Working in a group setting is also a great way to learn new perspectives and behaviours. It is also likely people adjust better when they are aware several others share the same experiences. Humans are built to learn and grow amidst the presence of others, so why should therapy be any different?

Rehab: Depending on the severity it may be advisable (medically or otherwise) to undergo supervised medical detox in hospital or alcohol rehab. Our experienced counselling team work alongside many alcohol rehabs in Thailand and can provide more information regarding this process upon on


How to Access Help

At Counselling Thailand, we are not affiliated with AA directly and are in no way associated with them. To preserve the utmost integrity of the AA programme and maintain the fundamental spiritual aim, AA does not support groups or endorse outside organisations and causes. However, as an entirely separate entity, we encourage those who need help to reach out in whatever way they feel comfortable with. Links to access local Bangkok meetings have been listed above. You can also access AA meetings online depending on your personal preference.

Our team can help connect you with relevant resources and provide you with professional treatment and the support you require to achieve your goals towards sobriety.

We offer all our counselling services online individual, couples therapy and family support.

Contact us today and let us help you to find a treatment plan best fit for your needs, which will help you attain your long-term recovery and sobriety goals.

*Disclaimer: Our Company Counselling Thailand have no direct affiliation to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) or any other 12 step organisation and neither them to us in accordance with their traditions. If any representative from AA World Services wishes to contact us regarding any aspect of the content on our site please do so and we will be more than happy to discuss further. Our intention is not to breach any AA Traditions but to provide anyone looking for help with alcoholism or problem drinking free / donation-based services as a complementary or alternative resource to professional counselling services.