Do you have questions about AA/NA 12 Step Meetings? *open thread*

A lot of people are curious but don’t know what to expect. Instead of trying to tell everyone everything I can think of, I’ll just answer questions.

*open thread*= questions are asked by anyone, not just people who may have a drug problem. Friends/family/coworkers welcome.

Stickied. And if you want to ask a question anonymously feel free to PM me and your identity is safe and I will ask the question for you.

^^^ Sweet

I know a lot of peeps appreciate this kind of thing. Thank you!

^^^ Sweet

I know a lot of peeps appreciate this kind of thing. Thank you!

After deleting a sub forum with 6-7 years of related content, it’s a bit confusing.

I petitioned the smods for the return of R2R. They all agreed then of course it didn’t happen.

You’re doing a brilliant job. People need help. Amazing.

Regards.

After deleting a sub forum with 6-7 years of related content, it’s a bit confusing.

I petitioned the smods for the return of R2R. They all agreed then of course it didn’t happen.

i was promised that r2r would stick around if i agreed to mod it after they de-modded you.

then 3 months later it was deleted and ‘merged’ with this forum.

oh well, at least we have here. better this than nothing i suppose.

such a shame though, alot of us loved and used that forum.

i was promised that r2r would stick around if i agreed to mod it after they de-modded you.

then 3 months later it was deleted and ‘merged’ with this forum.

oh well, at least we have here. better this than nothing i suppose.

such a shame though, alot of us loved and used that forum.

yes and I was promised to be remodded after 7 days too

I went to my first AA meeting last week. Guy approached me before the meeting, asked if I was new. Because it was my first time, he changed the meeting’s theme from "Fear" to first time stories. He also passed around an AA "Big Book" and everyone signed their name and phone number. At the end of the meeting, the book was given to me, along with some pamphlets. So if I ever felt the need to drink, I’d have a whole list (30+ entries) of people I could call and talk to.

While I was terrified about going to a meeting, it turned out not so bad. If you don’t want to share, you can just shake your head and say "no thanks" if asked, and it’s no big deal.

If you’re even thinking about quitting, find a meeting and attend it. There’s no obligation (just bring $2 for the donation basket).

That’s awesome Wolf. Keep coming back.

For everyone – the 7th Tradition of the 12 Step communities is to be self supporting. So they pay their rent and other obligations with the money they collect. Also, the 7th Tradition states they do not accept contributions from outside sources. That means you attend meetings while you decide if the program is for you and contribute voluntarily when you decide you are a member.

Not really sure if I’m ready/able to quit just yet. But I must say that the stories from the meeting did make me question why I need to drink. I’m not ready yet, but maybe soon.

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