The Twelve and Twelve at Noon
At lunchtime meetings, a member learns through the Twelve Steps to experience a sober circle of life
"One day in the middle of a 'nooner, I had a sudden realization that from twelve until 1 p.m. was not only an hour of engaging AA discussion, but it was also a reminder that we continue to do all the Steps."
My very first AA meeting was on a hot and steamy day in St. Petersburg, Fla. I was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge in January of that year and my out-patient treatment surprised me with the news I would need to attend some Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Right away, I had a resentment, although I didn't know that was what it was called.
I couldn't deny that drinking had landed me in some hot water. I'd been dry since that arrest, white-knuckling it for about three months. But I didn't like the idea of being ordered to attend AA.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Meeting in God's Place
A group in Laramie, Wyoming move their meeting to the home of an ailing member
The Road Home
The AA promises, hanging on a wall across from his Al-anon meeting, led him to the program
The Bonfire Meeting, Rain or Shine
A season of summer thunderstorms threatens to disrupt this meeting, but a few AAs keep it going
Welcome to AA - The Way Life Should Be
The principals of AA and the love and humor of the fellowship gave this member a life second to none