Like in person meetings, online meetings are headed by a chairperson who works to keep the meeting running smoothly. A topic is introduced and others take turns sharing on the topic. At some meetings, the chairperson will also present the opening and closing statements by copy-pasting text files. Meetings last approximately one hour. Online meetings, unlike online chat, introduce a topic and allow only one person at a time to share (or type their comments).
Using "voice chat" participants can actually hear each other share on the meeting topics. With the use of a microphone and speakers, participants can talk and listen to others in the room. Those who do not have microphones can share by typing their messages on the screen.
Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings Directory (aa-intergroup.org/directory.php)
There are a variety of online meetings including 12 and 12, 12 and 12 friends of Bill Wilson, 12 Steps Online and more. You can also choose a group for men, women, deaf/hard of hearing, atheists, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender and others.
Cocaine Anonymous Online (ca-online.org/meetings)
There are two types of online meetings: email meetings that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or voice meetings via Skype held once a week.
Marijuana Anonymous Online (marijuana-anonymous.org/meetings/online0)
This site has both online meetings and an online forum or message board.
This narcotics anonymous forum and recovery chat room features voice chat, Skype, and text chat meetings to connect with NA recoverying addicts from around the world. It offers forum topics on a wide range of issues.
Smart Recovery (smartrecovery.org/smart-recovery-toolbox/smart-recovery-online-community)
Smart Recovery has Online Meetings, a chat room and message board.