This page is meant to give you as much information on Al-Anon meetings in Costa Rica. If you are visiting Costa Rica on vacation or relocating here, we can help you get acquainted with local meetings in your area.
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking and/ or substance abuse. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of users can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the user admits the existence of a problem or seeks help.
English speaking meetings in Costa Rica vary in size – some groups only have a few members, while others have upwards of 100 members. If you need any help at all, please feel free to contact us today at 1-800-708-3656 or locally at 4033.7830.
A few of the groups welcome members from other Twelve Step Programs but all meetings focus on Recovery Programs. If by any chance you get to a meeting on time, and no one is there yet, just relax and wait a few moments; someone will surely appear. If you find yourself in a crisis where a drink sounds like a good idea, please do not hesitate to call us directly. Your sobriety matters to us. In the meantime, enjoy your time here, and remember “Easy Does It!” Especially in Costa Rica!
Countless thousands of people around the world have been restored to joyful living by practicing the principles embodied in Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The Steps outline a program of personal recovery from the often devastating effects of another’s alcoholism. The Traditions, which are the gentle guides used by Al-Anon groups, are readily adapted to healing personal relationships.
Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol/ drugs —that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to users, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. / N.A. unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for A.A. / N.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. / N.A. as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
6. An A.A. / N.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. / N.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every A.A. / N.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. A.A. / N.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. / N.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Local meetings are frequently held in certain areas of Costa Rica, but also with changing locations, depending on the time and place necessary. Please contact us directly and we’ll gladly help to find the perfect fit for you.
The list of current meetings is available below. Meetings are listed alphabetically by town or city and they are clickable for further details.
Meetings: TUE 12pm
Location: The meeting is held in the AA Central Grupo Building 1 block up from the fire station.
Electronic meetings are meetings held through the phone, Skype, apps or other electronic services.
Further Electronic meetings, like all Al‑Anon meetings, agree to abide by the spirit of the Twelve Traditions. Each Al‑Anon member is responsible for keeping the meeting focused on Al‑Anon recovery and discussion of Al‑Anon related topics. Al‑Anon will always be what we—its members—make it. Confidentiality of sharings may be more difficult to maintain for some Internet services. If you have the need for anonymity, you may want to discuss it further with your Internet service provider.
For Details please visit https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
Below is a small calendar snippet showing planned daily activities. There are several more available. Don’t hesitate to contact us directly for more information. Every activity is clickable in case you need more information.