Beginners Meeting

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In the Right Place (by Jack C.)
Opinions? Suggestions? Discussions of God? What should we do at a newcomer's first meeting? Answer: share our experience, hope, and strength. That...
At Home in a Home Group (by Kelly L.)
For months after I got sober, I resisted picking a home group from among the many meetings I attended. I was making a real effort to follow all...
Turning It Around (by Tena W.)
My name is Tena, I'm an alcoholic, and I have ninety days of sobriety. My first drink was at a party when I was sixteen years old. I drank off and on...
Opening Up (by Dorothy S.)
In a recent closed discussion meeting, the chairperson asked for a suggestion for a topic. A man with tears streaming down his face raised his hand...
Right Next Door (by Anonymous)
This month marks my fifth month of sobriety. So many wonderful things have happened to me since I chose the path of sobriety, far too many to be...
My Mind and I (by Knoba D.)
I was in my sister's house, living in the basement, next to the pool table, unemployed and for all practical purposes, unemployable. At the few...
A Series of Small Steps (by Carl R.)
For months I lay in bed at three o'clock in the morning, unable to sleep, and wondered if I wouldn't be better off dead. The dark voices in my head...
Tyrannosaurus Rex (by Karen M.)
My name is Karen and I'm an alcoholic. My home group is the Recovery and Making Progress meeting, held on Wednesday nights at the community center...
Get in the Car (by Bill G.)
When I was a teenager, I hitched a ride with alcohol, and the ride took me to high school, college, Vietnam, marriage, divorce, and successful...
Vital Signs (by Robbie S.)
Today I'm a member of the Flathead Valley Serenity Group in Whitefish, Montana, one of the two best home groups in the world. In early sobriety, I...