In honor of September being National Recovery Month, today we are spotlighting Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) for #FindHelpFriday!
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
If you are seeking assistance for alcoholism, AA is here to help. All types of people attend AA meetings who share common experiences. AA offers several different types of meetings. “Open” meetings are open to anyone that would like to attend. “Closed” meetings are open to anyone with a desire to stop drinking. “Speaker” meetings are great for newcomers because all one has to do is listen. There are also “discussion” and “literature study” meetings among other varieties. There are also meetings that cater to various identities, such as gender or religion specific. All meetings are free and extremely welcoming. If you would like to find a meeting to suit your needs, please visit www.nc23.org/meetings.
As one AA member puts it, “Recovery is available from this seemingly hopeless state of mind. We don’t want your money. We don’t want your soul. We want to help you get well because it helps us stay well. Alcoholism is a disease and has been recognized as such by the American Medical Association for over 60 years. There is a solution and we’d love to share our experience. We welcome you to join us for mediocre coffee, stale cookies, and a new life.
“We laugh a lot and cry some. We’ve also been where you are right now. We know the misery of sincerely desiring not to drink…yet not being able to stop on our own. There’s a seat waiting for you in a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. If your heart’s still beating, you’ve got a chance. Please join us.”
The Greensboro Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup can be reached at 336-854-4278.