Workaholics Anonymous and Workaholism Helpful Links

The 12 steps of Workaholics Anonymous

20 Questions - Am I a Workaholic and what is Workaholism?

The tools of recovery from Workaholism

Un-official National WA Page to aid in recovery from Workaholism

Unofficial Workaholics Anonymous Online 12 Step Meetings


Introduction to Recovery from Workaholism

Welcome to the Workaholics Anonymous (WA) fellowship for the New York City Area. We are a 12-step fellowship of New York individuals who share our experience, strength and hope with each other, so that we may solve our common problem and help others recover from Workaholism. Our Workaholic meeting is one of the few in the New York area, and the only Workaholics anonymous meeting in New York City itself. Click here for a fuller definition of Workaholism


As of March 28 2007, the Wends Evening meeting has been cancelled. The Good news is that there is a new, more populous meeting of Workaholics Anonymous in New York City on Fridays, 6PM–7 PM at a more accessible location. It's the St. Francis Adult Education Center, Room # 4 129 W. 31st. Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues. Convenient to Penn Station and the 1, 2, 3, 9, A, B, C, E, F, Q, N, R, V, W subway lines

The Meeting Times of Workaholics Anonymous, New York, New York (Manhattan - as of March 2007)

  • Friday Evening, 6PM-7PM

Welcome to Workaholics Anonymous New York, NY  for recovery from workaholism.
Our Workaholics Anonymous Manhattan Meetings are all held in the St. Francis Adult Education Center, Room # 4 129 W. 31st. Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues. Convenient to Penn Station and the 1, 2, 3, 9, A, B, C, E, F, Q, N, R, V, W subway lines

YThe First Friday of every Month is a Beginner specific meeting, but please note every meeting is beginner friendly. That's how we all started


The Definition of Workaholism
A workaholic works or keeps busy with activity compulsively and leaves little or no time to be alone and quiet. Therefore, we usually don't know who we are and what we really feel and want. Work and activity are the primary focuses in our lives, often excluding others.

We workaholics usually don't respect time, underestimating how much time it will take to do something, or trying to do several things at once. Because we have an overwhelming need to be active and productive, we enjoy seeing how much we can do in the least amount of time. It makes us feel worthwhile and alive. Work is our drug of choice.

Not realizing how powerless we really are, we seek to control all phases of our lives. We take responsibility for the outcome of our work and worry about how it will make us look. We try to control people, and if we could, the outcome of everything. We usually have little faith in the ability of others, of Higher Power, or of universal wisdom.

After years of this, naturally, our health begins to fail from stress, exhaustion, and related problems. We may find ourselves alone and isolated, having not bothered to form meaningful relationships. Our love was for work, activity, and perhaps money, which we believed would solve our problems.

About us - Workaholics Anonymous

The only requirement for attendance is the desire to stop working compulsively. There are no dues or fees for WA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. WA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses not opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stop working compulsively and to carry the message of recovery to workaholics who still suffer. More information on Workaholism (offsite)

For questions about workaholism or this meeting, please feel free to email the webmaster or the the group contact (we may be slow getting back, but we will!)