The purpose of attending an AA meeting is to find God. The reason to stay at an AA meeting is to practice the application of spiritual principles to become the embodiment of God consciousness. Spiritual treatment for the disease of alcoholism can be found at only a few Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Here is a list of the best spiritual treatment meetings in metropolitan Los Angeles. 

SHROVE TUESDAY UPDATE – February 28, 2017: Please make sure you check the Primetime website for updated and current meeting information. Since viewers are hitting this blog I wrote a new alcoholism blog this morning. Everything happens within. Meditating in the desert is also extremely productive. 


Sherman Oaks Primetime Men’s: 8:00 p.m. 

Sherman Oaks Primetime Women’s: 7:30 p.m

Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church
14401 Dickens Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Primetime is Now: 7:30 p.m.

Fairfax Senior Center
7929 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046


New Freedom: 7:30 p.m.

Christine Emmerson Reed Park
Santa Monica Tennis Courts
1133 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403


Sherman Oaks Meditation: 9:00 a.m

Based on Sermon on the Mount, by Emmet Fox


Primetime AA Saturday Night: 7:30 p.m.

Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church
14401 Dickens St.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Principles in Application: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Meditation, speaker, book study, and participation open to anyone practicing the 12 Steps as a way of day-to-day spiritual living.

West Side Hope Center
11321 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066


Primetime AA Founder Bob Anderson’s Book:

Spiritual Treatment for Alcoholism

A Mind Powered Disease


MAY 10, 2016 UPDATE: I am promoting spiritual healing of alcoholism with this new page on meditation and alcoholism.

Alcoholism is a disease that needs to be treated just like you would have your cancer treated. You can’t just talk about cancer and you can just talk about your drinking. The treatment for cancer is best done by medical specialists at special cancer hospitals. 

The treatment for alcoholism is spiritual and can be learned and practiced at special Primetime AA meetings. In Primetime there is only now moment treatment of alcoholism through spiritual practice. There is no one to blame and no one left to fight. Primetime AA is different and you will probably either love it or hate it. People hate Primetime because it is not easy. In Primetime you have to work on yourself, not your neighbor. I tried to get sober by going to civilian AA meetings and telling amusing stories about my drinking. It didn’t get me sober and it didn’t get anyone else sober. I didn’t get sober until I started practicing the first three steps of AA.

I had have the necessary spiritual awakening in order to fully recover from my disease of alcoholism. I couldn’t get sober by simply attending regular AA meetings. I had to recover from my illusion of separation with God. I found practical connection to God and a way to live my life through God source instead of my despondent, injured ego.  


In Primetime AA Step One is an Awakening


Primetime AA has been called American Zen because of the immediacy of Primetime practice. I can only treat my alcoholism in the day that I am in. I begin to treat my alcoholism with a awareness of waking up to God consciousness.  I continue to treat my alcoholism by maintaining my awakening. 


Primetime AA Treated Tuesday


At 7:00 p.m. there is a Primetime AA Meeting at Agape International Spiritual Center located at 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230.  


In Primetime AA There Are No Drinking Stories


Most of the dialog at a regular meeting of alcoholics anonymous revolves around drinking. The speaker begins with: “I took my first drink at age twelve . . . ” The speaker then proceeds with a blow by blow account of his drinking career in a dark and entertaining spiel and then in the last minute of his pitch he says, “And then I came to AA and got sober. Thank you. Good night.”  The recovery part of the person’s pitch is minuscule compared to the drinking part of the story. In Primetime the recovery and spirituality part of the story is the focus. In Primetime AA the focus is on the application of spiritual principles in the day that I am in. In Primetime there is a lot of quoting from “The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous” as well as “The Big Book of AA.” In Primetime these books are read aloud in first person singular: I admit that I am powerless over alcohol-that my life is unmanageable. 


BEYOND PRIMETIME: Spiritual Principle Application in Los Angeles

One of the most informative and healing 12 Step meetings in LA is Principles in Application, Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This meeting has recently moved to the West Side Hope Center, 11321 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. The meeting begins with a twenty minute silent meditation, followed by a fifteen minute speaker, then participation open to anyone practicing the 12 Steps as a way of day-to-day spiritual living. 

UPDATE: May 10, 2016, Palm Springs, California. I miss Primetime AA living down here in the desert. These days my spiritual treatment of my alcoholism is kundalini yoga and chakra meditation. 





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