Meeting Types - Recovered 495
Release Date: 05/21/2014
To feel grateful is a mental attitude that can be developed. It is particularly important that people recovering from an addiction try to cultivate this positive outlook, because it can help to ensure their success in the future.info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 4 - Recovered 1193
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 3 - Recovered 1191
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188
I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.info_outline Self Care - Recovered 1187
Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.info_outline Loneliness - Recovered 1186
It is no more cowardly to use help in recovering from a drinking problem, than it is, to use a crutch if you have a broken leg. A crutch is a beautiful thing, to those who need it.info_outline First Things First - Recovered 1185
The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”info_outline Getting Rest - Recovered 1183
For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannotinfo_outline Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1181
Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.info_outline
Tonight, we are going to talk about meetings. Specifically, meeting types.
Meetings are the foundation for a recovery program.
It’s where we learn about the program.
It’s likely the place we will meet our sponsor.
It’s a place to get phone numbers
It’s where we meet sober friends.
So Zach, let’s talk about the many different meeting formats
Let’s talk about the ones we have experienced.
the ones we like
the ones we don’t like
we may even talk about meetings we have heard about
Zach, your initial thoughts on this subject.
Cristie, how about you, what first came to your mind when you knew we would be talking about meeting formats.
there are some common elements
Speaker intro followed by opening prayer, usually the serenity prayer
The preamble -3. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,strength and hope …
“How it Works”
from here on, it’s a mixed bag
new members to introduce themselves by their first name only--
Ask any visitors to introduce themselves and say where they are from.
Make regular announcements about group business, events and announcements from The
Pass the basket(s). The secretary can say something like:
have no dues or fees in A.A.
introduce the speaker followed by discussion
announce the topic to the room and discussion
here in SE michigan, we break into small table discussions
meeting types such as:
We have phone calls,
Would you like to take a call?
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12 & 12 study
We have more calls,
want to take another call?
Barbara From oregon
read literature and share
standing, no chairs
friends and family included
with a therapist
with a specialist
one big room
at treatment centers
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