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What To Expect at an AA Meeting?

What Is a AA Meeting There are a variety of formats for A.A. meetings and each meeting takes on the feel of their local area. At most meetings, you will hear members talk about what drinking did to them and those around them. Most also share what actions they took to stop drinking and how they are living their lives today. The purpose of all meetings is for A.A. members to “share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.” What Is An Open AA Meeting? As the term suggests, meetings of this type are open to alcoholics and their families and to anyone interested in solving a personal drinking problem or helping someone else to solve such a problem. Most open meetings follow a more or less set pattern, although distinctive variations have developed in some areas. A chairperson describes the AA program briefly for the benefit of any newcomers to AA in the audience and introduces one, two, or three speakers who relate their personal drinking histories and may give their interpretation of AA. Midway through the meeting, there is usually a period for…