From the May 2000 magazine.

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Responses from readers on sharing at meetings

Most of us spend a fair amount of time in meetings, and yet the format and content of meetings is not discussed at length in either of our two major texts, the Big Book and the "Twelve and the Twelve." But recently we have heard from a number of AA members on the subject of what's appropriate--and useful--to share at a meeting, and we thought we'd pass these communications on to our readers. As always, we present individual views, not "AA consensus." We hope these different perspectives will be helpful to you, and serve to stimulate thoughtfulness on the critical matter of sharing experience, strength, and hope in a way that keeps us sober, and helps others do the same.

-- Paul M.

Oak Lawn, Illinois

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