From the June 2013 magazine.

June 2013: My group got sick

A member searches for a cure when he stops liking his meeting

I once belonged to a home group that got sick. People were not rotating out of service, and sponsors were humiliating certain members for the benefit of entertaining the rest of the group. This did not, in my view, make for a healthy meeting!

The group was in upstate New York. It was a speakers’ meeting, and there were often newcomers there from a local halfway house. When I first started attending, it seemed to be a pretty decent meeting. There was a mix of older sobriety members sponsoring the new arrivals. Newcomers, often shy, could get out their shares in candlelight. So I made it my home group.

-- Richard

New York

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