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AA in Delaware belongs to AA General Service Area 12. It contains 13 geographic districts, and one virtual district. Each district contains numerous meeting locations. So, you can easily find AA meetings in Delaware. AA’s fellowship exists to be a place for alcoholics to share experiences and support each other in recovery. Delaware has different types of AA meetings, including meetings with specific programming agendas, and meetings with few restrictions on topics and format. Some AA meetings can be attended by the public, while others restrict attendance to AA members only. But you can choose which meeting(s) to attend.

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According to a 2024 report by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, of people accessing mental health treatment in the state, 13% are homeless, and of those accessing addiction treatment, 7% are homeless. Even more alarming, 67% of clients served by the state’s Opioid Response Grant in 2023 had faced housing instability throughout that year. Several programs currently address the homelessness problem in addicted and mentally ill populations. Grants from the Prescription Opioid Settlement Distribution Commission, and PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness), allocate funds specifically for housing support. Apparently, more such appropriations are badly needed.

Alcoholism Statistics in Delaware

Prevalence of binge drinking in Delaware

18.3% of Delaware adults over age 18 binge drink at least once per month. The median consumption for binge drinkers is 5.3 drinks per binge during 1.7 binge sessions per month. The most active drinkers binge 4.4 times per month and consume 7.3 drinks per binge.

Deaths caused by excessive alcohol use

Delaware has an average annual alcohol-related death rate of about 466 people. During the five-year period between 2015 and 2019, the average annual rate of alcohol-related deaths per capita rose by 65.%.But after the pandemic, the alcohol-related death toll increased by 73%. 

Cost of Drug Rehab in Delaware

Delaware has 56 drug rehab clinics, servicing about 17,300 people. About 99% of people attend outpatient rehab; only one percent attend residential rehab. The cost of outpatient rehab is about $1,700 per person. Residential rehab costs about $53,600 per person. There are no drug rehab facilities in Delaware that offer free treatment to all clients.

Popular Types of AA Meetings in Arizona

There are many different types of AA meetings taking place in Delaware. The most popular meetings are Open Meetings, Closed Meetings, 12-Step- Meetings and Big Book Study Meetings. But you may sometimes find “specialty” meetings such as gender specific meetings, LGBTQ+ meetings, Daily Reflections meetings or “As Bill Sees It” meetings.

Open Meetings

Open AA meetings welcome all who wish to attend, including not only people who are currently AA members, but also friends and family, as well as people who may be considering joining AA, or people who may just want to learn more about AA.

Closed Meetings

Closed AA meetings are open to AA members only. At closed meetings it’s often easier to develop friendships. Many AA members use a certain meeting as their “home group,” and attend meetings there regularly, so you’ll see them more consistently. Another advantage for closed meetings is greater opportunity for anonymity. 

12-Step Meetings

During 12-Step Meetings, members learn to “work the steps” of the AA program. Typically, group members read each AA step, in order, from the book, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Then members discuss what they read and share their personal experiences and insights. Mentors, or “sponsors”, will often assist newcomers as they work their steps.

Big Book Study Meetings

Big Book Study Meetings typically start with reading from the AA “Big Book,” Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism. Then, members usually discuss passages, while also sharing their insights or personal experiences as they relate to the material.

Online AA Meetings in Delaware

Online AA meetings became widely used during the pandemic, because in-person meetings were unavailable. Today, online meetings are still thriving, and some have gained even more attendees. Many people like to supplement their in-person meetings with online meetings. This allows them to attend a meeting any time, day, or night. For others, socializing through an online presence just feels more comfortable than communicating in an in-person group setting. Many online meetings take place over a platform such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Go to Meeting. But AA online meetings can sometimes also be attended via chat rooms, discussion boards, or by telephone.

Resources for Alcohol Addiction in Delaware

The state of Delaware has many resource options for alcohol abuse treatment.

Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)

The website provides a section on substance abuse addiction ( This section provides information on accessing behavioral healthcare providers for addiction treatment, plus case management services, and sober home housing options. There is also a link to options for government funded addiction treatment.

University of Delaware Center for Drug & Health Studies: Substance Abuse Treatment Resources

TheUniversity of Delaware’s Center for Drug & Health Studies website offers a page with substance abuse treatment resources ( Links to a national drug rehab treatment locator map for locating facilities that treat alcohol and drug abuse, and a college student’s drug abuse information page that offers information and resource links that specifically address college students are included.

Delaware Network of Care

The Delaware Network of Care website ( provides a library of articles, fact sheets, and study reports covering several dozen health-related issues, including behavioral health and substance abuse. You will also find links to information on how to obtain insurance or other funding, as well as behavioral health/substance abuse clinical trials, completed or currently open to enrollees.


  1. WHYY/PBS News (2024). Delaware groups work to connect the dots between substance use and homelessness.
  2. 2. National Center forDrug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS). (2023). DE Alcohol Abuse Statistics
  3. 3. National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS). (2023).Cost of Drug Rehab in Delaware
  4. (updated 2024). Substance Abuse.
  5. University of Delaware Center for Drug & Health Studies (2024). Substance Abuse Treatment Resources.
  6. University of Delaware Addiction and Mental Health Services (2024). Network of Care for Behavioral Health.
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