Can I just turn up to an AA meeting?
If you prefer, you can simply turn up at one of our meetings – click on this link to find one near you. We strongly suggest that when you arrive you let someone know that this is your first meeting, that way they will be able to provide you with information that most people new to AA find useful.
How many times a week should you go to AA?
How Often Should I Go to AA Meetings? There is no set number of meetings you should attend. There is no set number of meetings you should attend. Some people go every day, while other people only go when they feel like they need to.
What is the success rate of the AA program?
Alcoholics Anonymous’ Big Book touts about a 50% success rate, stating that another 25% remain sober after some relapses. A study conducted by AA in 2014 showed that 27% of the more than 6,000 members who participated in the study were sober for less than a year.
Is AA a good place to make friends?
Many times, AA meetings are an ideal venue in which recovering alcoholics can bond with one another over their struggles, and work toward overcoming addiction together as friends.
Can you join AA if you’re not an alcoholic?
What is an ‘open’ meeting? An open meeting of A.A. is a group meeting that any member of the community, alcoholic or non- alcoholic, may attend.
What does AA sponsor do?
Sponsors are established members of the fellowship, who have been sober for a substantial period and have applied the principles of the AA programme to their own lives. They mentor other members, give advice and support, and assist them in completing the 12 steps (Chappel, 1994).
What is the average length of sobriety in AA?
14 percent of AA members stay sober between 10 and 20 years. 22 percent of AA members stay sober 20 or more years. The average length of AA member sobriety is nearly 10 years.
Why can’t I stop drinking when I start?
Drinkaware, an alcohol awareness charity, say that finding it hard to stop drinking may be a sign of alcohol dependency, along with feeling the need to drink when you wake up in the morning or worrying about where your next drink is coming from and planning work, social or family events around alcohol.
Does drinking every day make you an alcoholic?
Alcoholism affects everyone around you—especially the people closest to you. Your problem is their problem. Myth: I don’t drink every day OR I only drink wine or beer, so I can’t be an alcoholic. Fact: Alcoholism is NOT defined by what you drink, when you drink it, or even how much you drink.
What does rule 62 mean?
don’t take yourself too damn seriously
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous discusses many steps that are involved in the recovery process. Rule 62 in recovery refers to the rule of “don’t take yourself too damn seriously.” Someone in recovery doesn’t always realize that they can relish their life again without the use of alcohol.