03, 2008 · Going to your first Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting can be challenging. You likely don’t know what to expect or you have false images about AA meetings from e media, pop culture, and o er alcoholics. Some people are ordered by a court to go to meetings and feel resentful about being forced to attend.82(53). 15, · I remember e first time I went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. I ink I have been eight. I ink I have been eight. My fa er had only been sober for a couple of years at e time, so when he felt e urge to make a stop along e underground railroad of rooms at held meetings roughout e city, he went whe er he had his small son in tow or not.Au or: Greg Whitt. 08, · I attended my first AA meeting is afternoon. I have been to some before but at was almost 30 years ago. Everybody was very welcoming. someone read a passage from e A Day at a Time book and we went around e room and everybody said what e passage meant to em or just passed. When it was my turn I said a few sentences and en passed. I felt e same way e first meeting I went..I was staying in a wi drawl center here in my city and part of e program was attending reg. meetings. ere were only 2 girls ere at e time (myself and ano er girl) and 6 guys..off we went. 21, 2009 · PrimalScream glad to hear ings went well, glad you went to a beginners meeting, I know a lot of first timers go to meetings and because it be a step study meeting or a Big Book study meeting ey are totally lost and do not feel welcome. , · I went to my first AA Meeting. One after ano er-wi out hesitation- ey announced eir name followed by, I'm an alcoholic. ey shared stories and struggles. It wasn't shielded by feel good cover-ups or glossed over wi poor attempts at excuses. eir stories were raw and eir need was real. I sat ere in awe. ese. 25, · But I also went to my first AA meeting. I know, e title is a spoiler. In keeping wi my not-so-long-lived trend of shorter posts, I ought I’d briefly sum ize what I ought about my experience (no details, it’s called Alcoholics Anonymous for a reason) as well as a quote from e Big Book. So first ings first: how’d it go. Anonymous (AA) meeting at was called ankful ursday . Attending a 12 step meeting was not easy because of my own misconceptions about e AA organization. I do not know anybody personally at has or had attended an AA meeting. However, I have never believed at AA meetings really work because of its organizational structure. 05, · Shortly after getting off e plane in San Francisco last week, I went to my first AA meeting. A friend invited me to tag along to e ga ering where she’s been a regular for years. It was an open meeting — meaning visitors were welcome — and my friend had been asked to tell her story as e evening’s guest speaker. Your First Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Going to your first Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting can be challenging. You likely don’t know what to expect and have preconceived ideas about AA from e media, pop culture, and o er alcoholics. Some people who are court ordered to go to meetings feel resentful about being forced to attend. 02, · It was e dreary, drizzly evening of ursday, ober 19, 1972, when I went to my first meeting. It happened I took my last drink e previous Saturday. I didn’t go to AA to stop drinking – I went to get my second wife back. Apr 13, · I went as a gesture of support for a man I was dating at e time and I was curious to see how one was conducted. He mentioned ere was to be a speaker at night and explained a few points so I could understand e whole process a bit better. Be. Went to my first AA meeting. Because I need it tbh. Dealing wi nonfunctional depression, and I went to e hospital wi suicidal ideation. Went to a meeting while inpatient and I appreciate what ey do but found it unhelpful personally. ere's so much reliance on a higher power. Feb 27, · My First AA Meeting. rough e motivation of helpful and caring people like Jen, Heidi, and Eden I attended my first AA meeting on Sunday. It surpassed many of my expectations. however it ruined o ers and left me slightly dumbfounded. My imagination, wi e help of television and movies, painted a picture in my mind of what an AA meeting would be like. Getting e Most Out of Your First AA Meeting ember 6, . ere are a lot of misconceptions about 12 Step, and if you go into a meeting wi your mind already made up, you will likely not get much out of it. Be open and give e experience a real shot. Listen to o ers and try to find e similarities and connect to eir words. Hi, Chloe! Good on you for taking a big step. I'd suggest checking out several different meetings in different locations. Always different vibe and you can find one at you enjoy. It's hard to go in at first day. (I did it recently). But 99 of people at meetings are very open and genuinely want to . Went to my first AA meeting tonight. Permalink. I have been sliding again and making a lot of mistakes. Seems like 1 step ford, . Steps back ese days. Just when I ink I'm moving along, I will fall back on old. bad habits. When I do is, I feel more out of control an I ever have, I ink it's because I know better now & I am way. 23, · It might be nerve-wracking, but if you can manage, try to share at is is your first AA meeting. In doing so, it will flag to o ers at you need support. If you do is, people are likely to go up and talk to you after e meeting. some people are huggers, some people will ask for your number, and o ers will just want to share eir. Went to my first AA meeting is morning. Close. 52. Posted by 22 hours ago. Went to my first AA meeting is morning. I’ll definitely be back in ere on Friday. 12 comments. share. save. hide. report. 0 Upvoted. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. Sort by. best. level 1. Apr 24, · So I went to an AA meeting on Wednesday. I just wanted to see if it was as bad as I remember it. I really miss having friends and I don't know where else to meet em! So it was kind of out of desperation. I really don't know where else to meet o er sober people. is island is probably E WORST place to get sober. 28, · So I went to an AA Meeting wi a friend of mine and had a very interesting experience. If you need someone to talk to please contact me hellocupcakeitsme @ gmail. com. Reflections of my first AA meeting. 07/13/ 01:13 am ET Hi, my name is Jessica and I'm an alcoholic. Today I am celebrating 18 years wi out a drink e room went wild. Chelsea was celebrating 5 years, Lisa 90 days and Brett only a few hours – yet each one received e same resounding applause. e m in e room was. Many of us had no idea what to expect of our first meeting. For some of us e idea was quite scary, so we were greatly relieved to find at our fears were groundless. AA meetings are relaxed, friendly and open. Listen to stories of people going to eir first AA meeting. Click to play: Angie’s first meeting. 27, · My first AA meeting (not technically) Ryan Hessel. Follow. 27 3 min read. Technically I went to my first AA meeting over a year ago, but I don’t count it because one: I was drunk when I was ere, and two: I continued drinking immediately after and haven’t gone back to one until today. I suppose in some sense e fact at I. Apr 30, 2001 · My Experience Attending an Aa Meeting My first experience at an alcoholics anonymous meeting was very interesting and in a way uplifting. At All Saints Lu eran Church e home group called e Young People’s Group ere were people who had come from all walks of life. Record your meetings in real-time, take notes, k action items, and share em after e meeting. Conference Room Equipment. Harde bundled wi professional, user-friendly video conferencing softe in one simple kit. Explore All Features. See all e o er great features at GoToMeeting has to . 23, · at was my whole ought process when I went to my first AA meeting – why not, I’ve got no ing else going on, my life is in shambles and plus I needed at court card signed. 5 reasons as to why you should check out at AA meeting: You’ve got no ing to lose. It can’t hurt if you are trying to quit drinking – it’s a program at. 19, · While e meetings were interesting and, at some points compelling (because of e stories attendees shared), I had serious problems wi e meetings and do not have many positive ings to share. e criticism in my post, ough, should be interesting for readers – especially ose who have not attended AA meetings or are o erwise. 07, · Practically speaking, however, many people attend eir first AA meeting due to pressure from family or a court order. Some of e people who are coerced into attending end up enjoying e meetings and iding to continue, but e success rate is . e first step in attending one's first AA meeting is to locate a meeting to attend. e best way to do is is to have or ask for a specific recommendation from someone who is familiar wi bo e prospective attendee and e meeting in question. Apr 29, · I went to my first AA meeting under my new VASAP class requirements. is group was very jovial. e meeting took place in a church building and was probably one of e nicest settings I’ve been to for AA (I’ve been several times for a relative and once wi a friend in college). 27, · 1) Be of service. (To my fellow human—alcoholics, addicts, alcohol abusers, heavy drinkers, anyone who seeks help, family, friends, e homeless, coworkers. hell, everyone.)YES, I was an (imposter) AA-er! I opened my mind. I found a sponsor who I worked all 12 steps wi, I called at least one woman a day, and I became a meeting maker. . We had every ing imaginable conducive to recovery available to us, from amino acid replacement erapy to help wi brain clarity and daily chiropractic care, to one-on-one counseling, daily transportation to NA and AA meetings and ursday night fai -based recovery meetings at Revive Church. I went to every ing. I was like a sponge. Step Meetings are meetings where different Steps are e focus. Big Book meetings are meetings where e classic book of AA is discussed. Closed meetings are meetings for ose who are certain at ey are recovering alcoholics. ose who aren’t sure if ey are not want to attend is type of meeting for eir first meeting. Gender. 05, · Knowing my interest in learning, he informed me about an AA meeting oriented to young addicts (under 25). I look ford to e discussion I will hear ere, as well as at my first Al-Anon meeting. Nonmaleficence is a medical student who blogs at his self-titled site, Nonmaleficence. 14, · Being anxious and scared is appropriate: iding to actually go to Alcoholics Anonymous is a huge step (even if you sit outside in your car). So what follows is my diary entry after my first AA. 17, 2009 · I went to my first AA meeting, and was welcomed mly. Tomorrow I go to my second meeting, and I just wonder if I have to, when do I, and what do I say? My first meeting some people gave me an introduction to e program (and e big book it's big) but wonder how can I contribute? What is asked of me? Answer Save. 15, · After my first sober anniversary, I went on a couple of dates and had a few hook-ups, but no ing cht fire. I ided to attend 90 meetings in 90 days. But what I really needed was 90 days off my ex. en I began a friends wi benefits -type situation wi a guy I met in my home group. It got messy and didn’t end well. common welfare first. to keep our fellowship united. For on.A. unity depend our lives and e lives of ose to come. I am responsible When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want e hand of.A. always to be ere. And for at: I am responsible. is.A. General Service Conference-approved literature. P-2 Frequently Asked. Meetings usually start wi AA readings and e Serenity Prayer, and end wi e Serenity or Lord’s Prayer. You are not required to share at meetings, and at some you are not required to introduce yourself (by first name only). No two AA meetings are alike. . 30, · is post will focus on my experience in ose meetings. In high school, I was required to go to an AA and NA meeting for a heal class, and honestly e meetings made no impact on me at e time. ere was very little sharing by e people in recovery so what I heard was e basic introduction to ose meetings. 24, · Meetings First is not a product or a feature—it is a configuration at leverages capabilities and features of Teams and Skype for Business to provide a uniquely tailored coexistence experience. In Meetings First, users create eir meeting in Teams, while continuing to use Skype for Business for chat, calling, and presence. e first meeting wi a new client? Well, at’s e first ing at can make or break e relationship. Whe er you’ve just been assigned to an existing project or you’re getting down to business wi a newly closed client, it’s important to impress from day one. After years in e PR world, here are five ings I always keep in mind. 1. 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