How to set up an online meeting with Zoom

We aim to develop a collection of resources on complex mental health & addiction RECOVERY support


Here’s a selection of video tutorials and how-to guides to help you set up an online AA meeting with Zoom…

How to set up a online 12 Step meeting with Zoom:

Setting up an online meeting needn’t be too complicated!

There are a few ways of doing it but paying for a Pro account with Zoom (costing just under £12 per month + VAT) is probably one of the best and easiest ways of doing it.

How to set up and host an online meeting using Zoom - Screenshot of Zoom Pro Sign-up Page

Follow these recommendations for setting up an online AA meeting using Zoom and you’ll be able to help protect people’s anonymity whilst also being able to manage an online meeting professionally: 

Step One: Register for Zoom

If you haven't done it already, make sure you've downloaded the Zoom installer for your computer from here to:

Step Two: Options for different Zoom Plans for 12 Step Meetings

Step Three: Configuring your Zoom Account for Step Meetings

Step Four: How to host & run a 12 Step Meeting using Zoom...

Useful reading materials and links to other online resources:

Tips on protecting your anonymity and running a safe online 12 Step meeting:

Meetings are an essential part of recovery but please be aware of a few simple steps that you can use to help protect your anonymity and help the online meeting run smoothly:

  • Ensure your microphone is on mute whilst not sharing
  • Video on/off personal choice but if you aren’t comfortable with people being able to see you then remember to switch off your webcam!
  • Edit the profile you use to access the online meeting to ensure your personal anonymity
  • Start off with meetings with people/groups you know by visiting a meeting that’s in our online dual diagnosis-friendly meetings directory 


This website IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH and HAS NO FORMAL LINKS WITH any 12 Step Fellowship including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, or Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (although we have visitors from all of them). We are simply trying to connect visitors to this site who have complex needs with some useful & healthy support.

If you suffer from mental health problems in recovery, then please check out our meetings directory to find some dual diagnosis-friendly meetings to go to.

If your 12 Step Meeting (AA/CA/NA/DDA) is a safe, friendly, & non-judgmental environment for people who have to take medications as part of their recovery, and would class your meeting as ‘dual diagnosis-friendly’ then you’re welcome to submit your meeting to our directory so that those with complex needs can find the help & support that they need & deserve. If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to contact us…

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