The Benefits of AA
Jim LaPierre Says...
I'm loving your question and I have some good news for you that you'll likely find hard to believe: EVERYONE who has gone into AA for the first time has gone with trepidation/fear/social anxiety/feeling bad about themselves.
Here's the key - go with an open mind. Take it all in and know that everyone in that room knows how you feel as a newcomer.
How often should you go? There's an expression I love, "Don't leave until the miracle happens." I also love their expression, "Keep coming back. It works if you work it and you're worth it!" I couldn't agree more.
My recommendation is to hit 90 meetings in 90 days to get the full affect. Unless you're living in an especially rural area there are probably multiple meetings a day near by to you. Google "AA (your hometown) meetings" and you'll see where and when they are.
Check out different meetings - each has a slightly different feel.
Good luck to you!
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