One Million Friends?
July 2022 | The Annual Prison Issue | Newcomers

One Million Friends?

There were small meetings, big meetings, workshops, banquets, picnics and even history trips if you wanted to tag along. Most importantly there was fellowship.

After my second AA meeting ever, I was told by a longtimer that I had a million friends who I hadn’t met yet. I thought he was kidding. I was going to meetings but I certainly didn’t see a million people. I was hoping I might see a hundred new faces, and even that number was going to take a while. The Preamble says that AA is a fellowship. Where was this fellowship? Even after many months and meetings, I still had only met a hundred or so new people. Where were these million new friends that this longtimer told me about?


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