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Is your drinking costing you more than money?

There is a way out

We in AA are men and women who have discovered, and admitted, that we cannot control alcohol. We have learned that we must live without it if we are to avoid disaster for ourselves and those close to us.

With local groups in thousands of communities, we are part of an informal international fellowship with members in more than 100 countries. We have but one primary purpose: to stay sober ourselves and to help others who may turn to us for help in achieving sobriety.

We are not reformers and we are not allied with any group, cause, religious denomination or ethnic background. We have no wish to dry up the world. We do not recruit members. We avoid imposing our viewpoint on problem drinking on others, even if asked.

Within our membership may be found men and women of varying age groups and many different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Some of us drank for many years before coming to the realisation we could not handle alcohol. Others were fortunate enough to appreciate, early in life or in our drinking careers, that alcohol had become unmanageable.

The consequences of our alcoholic drinking (and thinking) have also varied. Some of our members had become derelicts before turning to AA for help. They had lost family, possessions and self-respect. they had been in the gutter. They had been hospitalised and jailed. They had committed many grave offences – against society, their families, their employers and themselves.

Others among us have never been jailed or hospitalised. Nor have they lost jobs through drinking. But even those men and women finally came to the point where they realised that alcohol was interfering with normal living. When they discovered that they could not seem to live without alcohol, they too sought help through AA rather than prolong their irresponsible drinking.

All the great faiths are represented in our Fellowship and many religious leaders have encouraged our growth. There are even atheists and agnostics among us. Belief in, or adherence to, a formal creed is not a condition of membership.

We are united by a common problem; – alcohol. Through meetings and talking with other alcoholics we are somehow able to stay sober. We lose the compulsion to drink which was once the dominant force in our lives.

While there may be other solutions to problem drinking, we know that the AA programme works for us and we have seen it work for every newcomer, almost without exception, who honestly and sincerely wanted to quit drinking.

Through AA we have learned a number of things about alcoholism and about ourselves. We try to keep these facts uppermost in our minds at all times because they seem to be the key to our sobriety. For us sobriety must always be our first concern.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings In South Devon

For all local enquiries please email: help@aasouthdevon.org

Below is a list of online and live meetings for South Devon Intergroup updated 02/08/23

A printable copy of this list can be downloaded by clicking here: SDIG Meetings List

Next South Devon Intergroup Meeting:  Tuesday 16th April 2024 - St George's Church Hall, Barn Road, Goodrington TQ4 6NG

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings In South Devon :-




  • Teignmouth Monday, 7.30pm (with sobriety chips) - St James Church, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth TQ14 9BU
  • Totnes Monday Morning Women's Meeting, 11.30am - Quaker Meeting House, 3 Ticklemore Street, Totnes TQ9 5EJ
  • Babbacombe Lunchtime, 12.30pm - All Saints Church Hall, Cary Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3NY                                         
  • Torquay Monday Evening LIVE, 7.30pm - St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, 165 Union St. TQ1 4BX
  • Totnes Monday Evening, 7.30pm - Quaker Meeting House, 3 Ticklemore Street, Totnes TQ9 5EJ




  • Paignton Tuesday Lunchtime, 11.30am - Baptist Church, 43 Winner Street, Paignton TQ3 3BN
  • Kingsbridge  Tuesday Lunchtime, 12.30pm - Quaker Meeting House, Leigham Terrace, 81b Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AB (entrance opposite Cafe Bewlays "The Shambles" between shoe shop and barber shop)
  • Newton Abbot Tuesday Evening, 7.30pm, St Joseph's Church Hall, Oak Lane (off St Paul's Rd), Newton Abbot TQ12 2HP - Click here for map




  • Paignton Lunchtime - 11.30am to 12.30pm, Baptist Church, 43 Winner Street, TQ3 3BN.  This is a 12 Steps and 12 Traditions meeting.
  • Paignton Evening - 7.30pm, Methodist Church, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3EQ
  • Bovey Tracey - 7.30pm, Bovey Tracey Methodist Church Hall, Fore St,. Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AD




  • Newton Abbot Thursday Lunchtime, 12.00 noon - The Methodist Church, The Avenue, TQ12 2BY
  • Dartmouth Thursday Evening, 6.30pm - Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wessex Way, Dartmouth TQ6 0JL (access round the back through glass doors)
  • Kingskerswell Thursday Evening, 7.30pm - St Mary's Parish Centre, Church End Rd, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5LD
  • Ashburton Thursday Evening, 7.30pm -St Lawrence Chapel, St. Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD




  • Totnes Friday Lunchtime - 12.30pm, St John's Church, 26 Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AB
  • Dawlish - 7.30pm, Methodist Church Hall, Brunswick St., Dawlish  EX7 9PB
  • Torquay Friday Night - 7.30pm, St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, 165 Union St. TQ1 4BX



  • Ashburton Saturday Lunchtime, 1.00pm:
    St Lawrence Chapel, St. Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD
  • Paignton Saturday Evening, 7.00pm: Coverdale Centre, Paignton Parish Church, 1a Church Path, Paignton TQ3 3DZ
  • Torquay Saturday Night, 6.00pm: The Boardroom, Torbay Hospital, Torquay TQ2 7AA (bring your own refreshments)

  • 7.30pm Dartmouth Sunday (ZOOM) - Meeting ID: 915-0302-9989 Password: 100635


Paignton Sunday Lunchtime, 12.00 noon: Coverdale Centre, Paignton Parish Church, 1a Church Path, Paignton TQ3 3DZ

Newton Abbot - A New Life, 7.30pm: Bradley Community Centre, 1 Mill Close TQ12 1UR (off Chercombe Valley Rd) NB: There will be NO meeting here on 7th April 2024

Simply click on the meeting you'd like to join and follow the instructions below  -


Desktop - You may be prompted to download Zoom, but there will also be an option to join as a guest from your browser.

Mobile - you will need to download the Zoom app and use the meeting ID to join.


Preamble - https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/smf-92_en.pdf

Steps - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/about-aa/the-12-steps-of-aa

Traditions - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/about-aa/aa-traditions

Big Book - https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymous

For many of us meetings are a real life line. We are lucky to live in an age where isolation doesn't have to mean loneliness. Please pick up the phone, text people, video call them and make use of the meetings that are available - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/AA-Meetings/Find-a-Meeting/Online