District 42 St. Lawrence International
A.A. — it works!

The A.A. Preamble

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.  Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help others achieve sobriety.

(C) 2020 reprinted with the permission of the AA Grapevine, Inc.
Many meetings have re-opened subject to various guidelines as determined by their group conscience. It would be reasonable to assume that all groups will have considered any Government and other relevant health authority guidelines in making this decision however as per A.A. Tradition each group is guided by its own group conscience.
As of September 2, we are not aware of any groups meeting, in person, who do not strongly recommend or require the wearing of a mask and social distancing.

If your meeting is re-opening at its physical location please notify the webmaster (webmaster@aa- stlawrenceny.org) so he can update the website accordingly. 
    • Group name
    • date of re-opening
    • any special conditions, such as …
      • mask required
      • social distancing required
      • byo … Big Book, beverage, etc.
Further events will likely require facilities hosting A.A. meetings to close or otherwise restrict public access, per requests and mandates from governmental authorities. We recommend using the telephone and internet to maintain contact with and support for fellow A.A. members. You may also find information on electronic meetings at A.A. Online Intergroup.

District 42 recognizes that each group must make its own decision on whether or not to continue meeting during the Coronavirus pandemic.

In making your decisions, please consider the welfare of your members (and their families)  and the advice from our public health officials.  In addition, your meeting facility has the final say on whether or not your group will continue to use their space.

Should your group decide to suspend meetings please notify the webmaster so we can post notice on this website. Also please call Reachout at 315.268.0120 (the A.A. Hotline number) to let them know.
Welcome to our "North Country" AA web site.

We hope you will join us "on the road of happy destiny."

Al-Anon Family Groups and Alcoholics Anonymous are not affiliated, but do cooperate to help those afflicted with alcoholism, whether directly or as relatives and friends of alcoholics. As a grateful courtesy to our friends in Al-Anon we are providing links to Al-Anon's local meeting information and to the Al-Anon World Services website.

    Online Meetings
    Click Here for a Searchable List

    (click the link in orange text)
    • The Women's Meeting that usually meets in the Presbyterian Church, Potsdam on Monday night is holding online meetings instead; please call the A.A. hotline for details

    • The Potsdam Nooners are hosting daily, video or phone meetings at Noon except for Sunday (see http://www.potsdamnooners.club/ or )
      Note:  Saturday meeting resuming at location, meeting outside (weather permitting)

    • The Fall Island Big Book Study is meeting Sunday 7:00 pm meeting via Zoom

    • The North Country AA Zoom Meeting is in session at 7:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Meeting ID 926 6943 2979  Password 890 764.

    • The Saint Lawrence Valley FreeThinkers is meeting at 7:00 pm on Wednesday via Zoom.

    These A.A. Meetings are Suspended due to Coronavirus Precautions (as of 3/28/20):
    These meetings / facilities are suspended until further notice:
    • Canton
      • Sunday Night Candlelight - United Methodist Church
    • Canton
      • Unitarian Universalist Church Canton
        • Monday night "men's meeting"
        • Wednesday night "12 Step Group"
        • Friday night "Came to be Believe"
        • Saturday Nite Live Group
      • EJ Noble Medical Building
        • Tuesday night "Grasse River Acceptance Group"
    • Correctional Facilities Meetings
      • St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility (Canton)
      • NYS Correctional Facilities (Ogdensburg, Gouverneur)
    • Heuvelton
      • Tuesday Night Meeting - Methodist Church
    • Potsdam
      • Women's Meeting (Monday 7 PM) - Presbyterian Church [meeting online now]
      • Potsdam Nooners (Monday-Saturday) - Trinity Church [meeting online now] - Saturday only resuming at location, meeting outside eff 7/18/20.
      • Fall Island Big Book Study (Sunday) - Trinity Church
      • Freethinkers (Wednesday) - Potsdam Civic Center [meeting online now]
    • Ogdensburg
      • Riverside Group (Sunday) - Dobisky Center
      • Freedom Group (Monday) - Presbyterian Church
      • Wednesday Noon Group - Dobisky Center
    • Massena - 39 Serenity Place (clubhouse) * some meetings are starting in person as of September.  See their Facebook page for current info and requirements.
    We are working to bring you an organized list of the meetings being held online by current groups.
    Further events will likely require facilities hosting A.A. meetings to close or otherwise restrict public access, per requests and mandates from governmental authorities. We recommend using the telephone and internet to maintain contact with and support for fellow A.A. members.
    (If you want to get a preview of our new web-site visit this link)



    A.A. International Convention (Detroit) 7/2/20-7/5/20 - CANCELLED


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    Service Opportunity - A.A. Hotline
    If you want to be on the list of A.A. members who return calls to our A.A. Hotline please email hotline42@aa-stlawrenceny.org with your information:  first name & last initial, city, phone #, and days/hours available.

    Click here to see how the process works.

    Service Opportunity - Treatment Facilities

    Canton-Potsdam Hospital is now permitting A.A. Members to attend meetings at the Rehab Unit (Potsdam) and Detox Unit (Gouverneur).
    Hamilton Hall (Ogdensburg) is now requesting an A.A. Speaker on Friday evenings. 
    Please contact tf42@aa-stlawrenceny.org if you are interested. Attendees need to be scheduled in advance - no more than two (2) A.A. Members at a time. More info to follow from District 42 Treatment Chair.

    To arrange to speak with an A.A. member or get
    more information on local A.A. meetings call
    315.268.0120 for St. Lawrence County 

    Service Opportunities - "in committee"

    (...when anyone, anywhere reaches out for help ...)

    • Correctional Facilities 
    (St. Lawrence County, NY State Prisons - Riverview, Ogdensburg, Gouverneur)
    • Cooperation with Professional Community 
    (inform doctors, lawyers, clergy about A.A.)

    Join us "... on the road of Happy Destiny ..."
    (see below for District meeting time & location)

    District 42 Contributions to:

    District 42 Treasurer

    425 Ruddy Road
    Chase Mills  NY  13621


    Monthly District General Service Meeting


    District 42 - St. Lawrence International (Area 83) 

    Next District 42 Monthly Meeting
    September 23rd at 6:00 pm
    (4th Wed of the month)

    The District Committee is taking steps to ensure that this meeting will go ahead but in a way that keeps social distance and complies with the current suggestions about the spread of the coronavirus and other infectious diseases.

    Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton

    3 1/2 East Main St. Canton NY
    (Side entrance)


    Contact webmaster

    Last updated 
    09/02/20 (mg)

    To arrange to speak with an A.A. member or get more information on local A.A. meetings call:

    315.268.0120 for St. Lawrence County (except Massena)

    Call 518.481.4606 for Massena and Franklin County.

    Al-Anon / Alateen National Info at 1-888-425-2666