Responsibility Statement

I am Responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.

A Message for Young People

How to tell when your drinking has become a problem

Alcoholism is an illness. It can hit anyone: young, old; rich, poor; black, white. Alcoholics aren't just those old guys sitting on park benches. Young successful people can ruin their lives with alcohol too.
It doesn't matter how long you've been drinking, what you've been drinking or even how much. It's what drinking does to you that counts.

See if you have any similarities with the young alcoholics in these videos

25 and Under On the Beach Slices of Life
25 and Under On the Beach Slices of life
Maize, a 20 year-old Animation
Maize, A 20 Year-old Animation


Here are some links and info that can help

International Conference of Young People in AA

Florida Conference of Young People in AA

Young People and A.A. Pamphlet which may be printed out

Coming in Young and Staying Sober in AA

Too Young?

Local Young People Groups

While all meetings in Citrus County welcome young people, the YPG (young and reckless) roup on Friday night in Inverness is actively involved with helping young people.
The YPF (young and reckless) group meets Friday nights at 8:00pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church
First Christian Church
2018 Collonade
Inverness, Florida

Also, there is a group in Ocala called YPG (Young People's group) which specializes in younger people interested in AA. The group introduces the Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous) through open discussion.
The YPG meets:on Saturday)
7:30pm YPG (Young People's Group)
Unity Place
525 NE Sanchez Ave
Ocala, FL

- "It’s not only that young people are drinking but the way they drink that puts them at such high risk for alcohol-related problems. Research consistently shows that people tend to drink the heaviest in their late teens and early to mid-twenties ."          -American Medical Association

Important Links

Read the updated meeting list for the Nature Coast.


Call 24-Hours a day for help with alcohol related problems


See the calendar of A.A. events.


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