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This state-wide recovery resource offers everything you need to know about AA meetings in Missouri. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol use, you can find help near you. AA meetings in Missouri offer fellowship, accountability, and support to help members discover a new path to healthy, sober living.

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Expert Insight

In 2023, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D discovered a 72% increase in the number of overall fatalities that involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. In 2021, nationwide alcohol-impaired driving deaths only increased 14% compared to 2020. What’s going on in the Show-Me State? A first-time DWI conviction in Missouri can result in up to six months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and a 90-day license suspension. Perhaps these consequences aren’t steep enough? Policy makers need to do something to shake up Missouri drivers and make roadways safer. Based on these numbers, making a change might require the use of up-and-coming automotive technology that offers built-in sensors to prevent drunk driving. Whatever it takes, let’s do it.

Alcoholism Statistics in Missouri 

A look at recent statistics reveals trends in drinking habits, excessive drinking, treatment, and legal and safety issues in Missouri.


  • Throughout Missouri, there are 293 active treatment facilities.
  • Each year, rehab facilities serve 19,996 clients in Missouri.
  • In Missouri, there are 565 rehab admissions per 100,000 individuals.
  • 8 facilities in Missouri offer free rehab treatment for all clients.

Binge Drinking

  • 20.2% of Missouri adults reported binge drinking or heavy drinking in the past 30 days.
  • The number of adults who report binge drinking in Missouri has varied little since 2011, when the reported rate was 20.4%.
  • 14% of Missouri high school students binge drink.
  • 25% of adults in Missouri who binge drink consume at least 9 drinks per binge-drinking occasion.
  • 25% of adults in Missouri who binge drink do so at least 5 times per month.

Excessive Alcohol Use

  • On average, 3501 Missourians die each year due to excessive alcohol use.
  • 70.5% of people who die from excessive alcohol use in Missouri are male.
  • 52.5% of excessive alcohol use deaths in Missouri are from chronic causes, such as alcohol use disorder.

DUI Stats

  • There were 235 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Missouri in 2019.
  • In 2021, 28% of motor vehicle crash deaths in Missouri involved alcohol-impaired driving.

Popular Types of AA Meetings in Missouri 

No two AA meetings in Missouri are exactly the same. This is partly due to the diversity of members, but it is also due to various meeting formats. In Missouri, you’ll find AA meetings in multiple formats, including the following common styles.

Open/Closed Meeting

Open AA meetings in Missouri are available for anyone to attend. Whether you are looking for support for yourself or a loved one or simply want to find out more about the program, you can attend these meetings. Closed meetings, however, are designed for AA members only. Attendance is limited to those who have a desire to stop drinking. 

Tradition Study

One of the foundations of the AA program is the 12 Traditions. Some AA meetings in Missouri are devoted to reviewing and studying these traditions. Some groups may devote one meeting per month to reading and discussing one or two of the Traditions, working through all 12 on a rotating basis.

12 Step

AA membership involves working through the 12 Steps of recovery. Some meetings are devoted to reading, studying, and discussion of these Steps. This may involve reading the 12 Steps from the Big Book and talking about how to apply the Steps in members’ lives.

Online AA Meetings in Missouri

AA meetings in Missouri may also be held in an online format. Online groups may follow the 12 Step, Traditions, or other formats that in-person groups follow, but they are held virtually through online platforms. These meetings may be open or closed.

For individuals who find AA meetings difficult to attend in person, online meetings may provide the ideal support. This format removes many barriers, making AA even more accessible. The technology is simple to use, and the virtual format can offer additional anonymity. 

Resources for Alcohol Addiction

For additional support for alcohol use disorder, residents of Missouri can reach out to the following organizations.

Missouri Division of Behavioral Health

This organization offers substance use disorder programs, resources, and other support services. Cost is based on the individual’s ability to pay. Priority is given to pregnant women and those who are referred from other agencies.

Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers

This network of community, peer, and faith-based organizations strives to provide immediate access to recovery resources and help individuals maintain long-term recovery. They offer treatment, resources, advocacy, training, and support. 

Missouri Addiction Hotline

866-210-1303. This hotline is free and anonymous for any Missouri resident to receive support for addiction. Callers are connected to specialists who are ready to help. 


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