If a judge, school or employer has suggested you attend an AA meeting, they may believe there is evidence that you have a drinking problem. If you have an attendance card/paper to be signed, most AA meeting secretaries will be happy to do so. Take a look at a current meeting directory. You’ll see the days, times and places AA meetings are held. Meetings marked with (O) are Open Meetings – anyone can attend, while those marked with a (C) are Closed Meetings – for people who have a desire to stop drinking. AA is not affiliated with the courts, treatment centers or any medical institution.
An A.A. meeting may take one of several forms, but at any meeting you will find alcoholics talking about what drinking did to their lives and personalities, what actions they took to help themselves, and how they are living their lives today. To learn more, watch this helpful YouTube video: