From the September 2019 magazine.

The motley crew

The Young People’s Group (YPG) of Citrus County started in December 2015 when a group of young recovering alcoholics noticed there was not a meeting specifically geared toward younger newcomers in our area of Florida. The Nature Coast is known for attracting retirees. And as much as we love our seasoned neighbors, a few of us felt there was a need for a sober gathering place that might be attractive to young people seeking sobriety. 

With the help of a wise AA member who had experience in setting up meetings, we learned the basics of starting a new one. We asked a pastor of a local church who had never before hosted any AA meetings to let us use the church’s space and he welcomed us in. 

-- Katie N.

Tampa, Florida

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