Events and Meetings
Recovery Community Meetings
AA Resources in Blacksburg
AA Duckpond Group - by the porch of the Solitude House near the VT Duckpond.
Meets Tuesday and Friday at 6pm, Sundays at 11am. Outdoor meeting.
AA Blacksburg Meeting - at Blacksburg United Methodist Church, 203 East Roanoke Street
Meets daily at 7:30pm.
AA Resources in Christiansburg
Top - at the top of the mountain, 325 F North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Meets M-F at 12:15pm and 6pm. Saturday 10:30am and 6pm. Sunday 2pm and 6pm
Buddhist Resources in Blacksburg
Dharma Recovery - UU church 1301 Gladewood Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Meets every Thursday 7:00-8:30pm, email email@example.com for more details.
Dharma Recovery - Jesse Peterman Library, 321 W Main St, Floyd, VA
Meets every Sunday 4:00-5:30pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
NA Resources Locally
Closest meetings are in Christiansburg
Keep it Simple (KISS) - 103 E. Main St Christiansburg, Va 24073
Full list of meetings
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) - Radford
401 Center - 401 W Main St, Radford 24141
Meets every Monday 6:30-7:30pm
If you are nervous about going to your first meeting, you can meet one of us first in person by emailing email@example.com or by phone 540-231-2233.
What to expect
At our meetings you can expect to see students from a range of majors, freshmen through seniors, PhD students and the occasional faculty or staff member in recovery will drop in. We speak about where we are at in our life, our recovery or simply what is top of mind, and help each other through sharing our own experience and what works for us. There is not a minimum requirement of recovery to attend this meeting, you can be in recovery, trying to achieve recovery or just wanting to learn more. All that we ask is that you are abstinent on the day you attend.
What to expect at a 12 step meeting
In the US meetings are often held in church halls, community centers or club houses that the local 12 step community have purchased or rented. As you arrive most people hanging around outside will be waiting for the meeting to start and taking the opportunity to chat. Inside people will be seated, usually in some form of circle, and if they think you are new quite a few will make the time to introduce themselves to you and may share their telephone number with you. You will likely be told that you are in the right place and that you should keep coming back.
The meeting will begin with a prayer, usually the short version of the Serenity Prayer and the majority of people recite it, but there is no obligation. After the prayer the chairperson will invite members to read excerpts from the 12 step literature. At this point the chairperson may ask if there are any newcomers, or first-timers, attending the meeting who would like to introduce themselves by their first name. You can introduce yourself but its not mandatory.