Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
A.A. is a worldwide fellowship of more than 2,000,000 alcoholic
men and women who are banded together and meet to resolve their common problem and to help fellow sufferers recover
from that age-old, baffling malady, alcoholism. A.A.'s Twelve
Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life,
can expel the obsession to drink, and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.
A.A.'s Twelve Traditions are the glue that bind us together and
instrumental to the groups survival. Recovery from alcoholism takes place as a result of the alcoholic attending
meetings and following the directions in our basic text Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) which
will take the alcoholic through the AA 12 Steps of recovery and enable them to discover a Power Greater than
themselves that can and will do for them what they have been powerless and unable to do for themselves and to
assist them to help other alcoholics to recover.
The Central Group, a large metropolitan group enjoys, 25
meetings during the week and nine on the weekend. Central Group is a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose-that of carrying its
message to the alcoholic who still suffers. So please if you feel you may have a problem with alcohol or you know
someone who does call us at 904-398-9977, 7:30 am to 9:30 pm and after hours please call the Intergroup phone army at
904-399-8535. The Purpose of this
website is to serve the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous by acting as a resource in providing accurate and
consistent information that may inspire and encourage participation in Central Group service positions and
activities. It does not intend to detract from the one-on-one sharing that has been so essential to our
fellowship and recovery from alcoholism.
Central Group Brief History
Group was the first AA group meeting in Florida to be registered with New York (presently A.A.
World Services) in January 1941. In early 1947 The Jacksonville Group along with several other AA groups who were
meeting at 121 East Forsythe street broke up and spread into locations throughout the city. The Jacksonville
Group continued to meet at East Forsythe street and in 1948 changed its name to, "The Central Group". The
Central Group relocated several times after that and then in 1953 started meeting at its present
location, The San Marco Club 1423 San Marco Boulevard.