If you are reading this post, you are probably considering attending an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting. Perhaps you’ve reached a point where you can no longer control your drinking, and the days of telling yourself “just one more drink” are over. The first step toward getting sober is recognizing that you have a problem. Here is a full guide on Colorado Springs AA to help in your journey to sobriety.
How to choose AA meeting Colorado Springs
Attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings is a great way for people struggling with drinking-related issues to network well with people aiming for the same goal – to reach and maintain sobriety.
There are a lot of different meetings to choose from in Colorado. It is important to know what each meeting entails – for example, who the target demographic is and where it’s located – before you choose one to attend.
Getting to Know the Culture of Colorado Springs AA
Alcoholics Anonymous is made up of meetings held by different groups around the state. Members are called “walking spouses” and “home presidents.” A ‘member’ in AA is someone who goes to the meetings and is involved. A ‘home president’ is someone who runs the meetings and is an AA leader. The specific steps of AA are very important, but if you are not ready to take them yet, the group usually discusses other topics. It can be a very supportive and open group of people. There are AA groups for every kind of alcoholic.
What Do I Need to Bring?
The only thing you need to bring is yourself and a desire to be sober. At Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, they don’t judge or think you are less of a person for not being ‘well-adjusted’ or ‘perfect.’ Alcoholic Anonymous meetings have been going for more than 50 years and still work.
What Are the Rules of Attendance?
People attend Colorado Springs AA meetings to support each other. You may not leave during an event unless it is an emergency. You may not photograph or videotape anything related to the meeting without giving notice.
How to Prepare for My First Meeting
Attending an AA meeting doesn’t require you to do anything special. You will not be kicked out for not sharing or for not saying something memorable. Your most important task is to show up. At the meeting, you can simply sit and listen. Attend the meeting for ten minutes if you can; that’s a start. You do not need to be “perfect” when it comes to recovery. You will already be heading in the right direction by attending the meetings.
The next time you feel tempted to consume alcohol, make a list of all the reasons you do not need to drink. Then take the next logical step and reach out for help. If you are in the Colorado Springs area and you’re ready to make the first step towards recovery, you’ve come to the right place. We’d be delighted to help you.