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South West Michigan Alcoholics Anonymous (SWMAA District 1) is one of several district’s inclusive to West Michigan AA Area 34. SWMAA District 1 serves the following communities: Benton Harbor, Bridgman, Buchanan, Coloma, Eau Claire, New Buffalo, Niles, Saint Joe, Riverside, Stevensville, Sodus, and Watervliet. Area 34 includes towns & cities along the west coast of Michigan from the Indiana state line to the eastern end the U.P.

A.A. PREAMBLE© Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people 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 help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc.

The Grapevine©️ is our international meeting in print. The Grapevine now has a Podcast, Instagram page, and a Youtube channel where you can listen to AA recovery topics, discussion, and speakers from all over the world.


If your group or meeting is a part of District 1 (SWMAA) and would like an event, announcement, or activity posted on this site, please send info or flyer to your webservant @ leslielovesmichgan@gmail.com.

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

Declaration of Unity: This we owe to A.A.’s future: To place our common welfare first; to keep our fellowship united. For on A.A. unity depend our lives and the lives of those to come.

DISCLAIMER: This is the official web site of South West Michigan Alcoholics Anonymous (SWMAA District 1 AREA 34). It is neither approved nor endorsed by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. or any given Internet provider. No copyrighted material shall be purposefully posted herein without the express permission of those institutions or individuals possessing ownership of said copyrights.

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This Site is a Work in Progress of the SWMAA District 1 Committee. Changes to this Site must be approved by SWMAA Website Admin and/or the Committee they serve.