​We are excited that you want to start a meeting in your area!  We recommend attending a few of the online MARA meetings, also.  Please contact us with any questions about in-person, online, or hybrid meetings!  Here is a recommendation for getting your meeting together:​

  • Secure a location or plan an online meeting.  We recommend using Zoom as your online meeting program.

  • Read over this handy Meeting Format guide to help formulate your meeting style. 

    • Download the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions to help lead and guide the meeting. In addition, here are slides of the Preamble and Closing for your group to read together.  We have provided a short and long version of the Closing to help with time management.

  • Start advertising your meeting!  Send us the details of your meeting: day, time, location and best contact name and number!. We will post it on our website.

  • Consider providing refreshments for in-person meetings.  Any donations taken up should go back into the meeting to cover the cost of space rental or other various group needs.

** Suggested guidelines for meeting during the Pandemic **


Desire tokens are now available in our store!  We do not count clean time, but recognize that every person desires to live a safe lifestyle today.  


We believe the meeting format will allow the groups to have consistency around the world.  Walking into a new meeting is challenging, but having certainty that the MARA format is the same can be comforting.

If you would like to talk through the details, let us know.