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Old 07-03-2017, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I am hoping to attend my first A.A. meeting tomorrow but getting really frustrated trying to figure out how. I've been doing some research online. One website gave me the number to a book store, one wanted me to make an account, and another gave me locations that are in a different state or 4 hours from where I live.

Can anyone refer me to a website that is trustworthy and provides accurate information for a meeting near me?!
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Once you find a meeting all you need to do is show up - no research or homework required ;-). There is most likely a phone number in the front section of your local phonebook that lists the number for the local chapter, and they probably have a website. Google "AA + your zip code" and you should be able to find one pretty handily.
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good on ya,lady!
go here

Alcoholics Anonymous : Find Local A.A.

click on the state ya live in. then the city near you. it should redirect you to the local district webpage and havesomewhere on the front page a link like "meetings" to click on and find times and days of meetings.
no appointment necessary to attend a meeting.

you could also call the bookstore and ask. note,though, that AA bookstores are usually staffed by volunteers so there may not be someone there at the time.

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it would help us to help you a little better to know which state ya live in
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This website was exactly what I needed. I have a time set up to go tomorrow. Thank you for the info and looking out!
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might be wise when ya get there to see iffen they have a copy of the big book you could purchase.
until then, id suggest takin a read of the big book online to get an understanding of what we do to recover from alcoholism and have a good life:

Alcoholics Anonymous : Alcoholics Anonymous

the first 164 pages explain how we do what we do.
after that is personal stories.
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I hope you find a meeting that works for you.
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This website was exactly what I needed. I have a time set up to go tomorrow. Thank you for the info and looking out!
Good luck at your first meeting. Let us know how you got on.

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I am really glad you are taking action.
Here is a link which explains what happens at your first AA meeting. Things might vary slightly but it is a pretty accurate overview

Your First AA Meeting<
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Thanks you guys!

I feel vulnerable and nervous. I'm going to attend the morning session so I start my day off with much needed ambition.
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You'll be fine- and remember you can "just go" and not have to say a word. I listened for quite awhile before I spoke up.

Let us know how it goes!
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howd it go,lady and how ya doin?
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