If you are an alcoholic, or know someone who is, you may be wondering what it means to go to an AA meeting. There are a lot of misconceptions about AA and Al-Anon meetings out there and we’ll try to clear up as many as we can in this post.
What Is An AA Meeting?
AA meetings are a gathering of people with a common problem. They occur in many different places and can be attended by anyone who is interested in stopping drinking. You do not have to be an alcoholic or even want to stop drinking to attend an AA meeting, but it is important that you come with an open mind and the willingness to listen and learn. If you have any doubts about whether or not you fit into this category, just remember that there is no one else at an AA meeting who has all the answers regarding their own situation—it’s up to each individual person in attendance to find his or her own solution on how best he or she can recover from alcoholism.
What Can I Expect From An AA Meeting?
You can expect to:
- Share your experience, strength, and hope with other alcoholics.
- Learn how to live sober.
- Get support from other alcoholics who are trying to stay sober too.
You Can Always Call AA For Help With Questions You Have
You can always call AA for help with questions you have. There are many ways to get in touch with a representative at AA. Here are some options:
- National Hotline: Call this number if you need help finding a meeting near you, want more information about how to get started in the program, or just want someone to talk through your concerns with as an alternative to going into an actual meeting. The national hotline is also helpful if someone close to you is struggling with alcohol abuse and needs support in getting connected with local resources.
- Website: If all else fails, check out the rochester aa meetings website online! It has tons of great information on getting started and staying sober. You even have access to free digital downloads that will give you guidance on recovery along with tips on how best manage stress levels when quitting drinking after years spent living an unhealthy lifestyle full of bad habits like binge drinking every weekend at parties.”
You Can Start Anytime
You can start AA at any time. The only requirement is that you want to stop drinking. You don’t have to be an alcoholic and you don’t have to stay after one meeting either, but if you’re thinking about it, hopefully this blog will help you out.
We hope this post has helped you to understand the basics of an AA meeting and what it can do for you. If you’re ready to start your journey towards recovery, we encourage you to reach out and find a meeting near you today!