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Response to Vanje (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 08:54 PM

13. yes you can sit in the back and say nothing

don't be surprised if if you are welcomed by people when you arrive, but nothing is expected of you.

if you live in a large metro area, there are usually plenty of 'speaker' meetings (usually week end evenings) that tend to be fairly large and no one is expected to speak except the 'speaker' of course.

as for what to expect, meetings vary wildly, in size, in topics, in demographic makeup, so don't judge AA by one meeting (or even several) since they truly vary a LOT!

i would suggest you call the local 'central office' (usually the phone number listed in the local white pages is the central office) and speak to someone there and ask for meeting suggestions for 'sitting and listening,' a local member will help steer you to somewhere you can be comfortable.

if your drinking is bothering you and starting to cause problems, a visit to a few AA meetings won't hurt you and may give you some answers.

PM me if I can help, and good luck!!



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