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Published October 2015.

A Place Called Home

An AA makes the case for getting a home group

The Oxford dictionary defines "home" as "a place where something flourishes, is most typically found, or from which it originates." It makes sense to me to apply this definition to our concept of home group in AA. It is in our homegroup that we flourish in sobriety. It is where we really learn how to live, group up, give and share.

What makes a home group different from a regular meeting? A home group is where we are rooted. Our fellows know our story. This is where we celebrate, where we go to mourn and grieve when we have to, and it is where we simply show up for the newcomer on a regular basis.

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