From the March 2018 magazine.

Kicked Out Already?

She was new and beginning to like going to AA, but this meeting said it was “closed”

My first week in AA I went with a friend to various meetings all over town. If I introduced myself, I just said I was a visitor. Or I said I was accompanying my friend (I did not want to say I was an alcoholic). There was one noon meeting I really liked because it was very artsy and cozy.

However, when I told my friend I wanted to return to it the second week, she said I couldn’t because it was a closed meeting and visitors and friends were not allowed. Boy, was I mad. One week in AA and kicked out already!

-- Katherine P.

Houston, Texas, USA

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