Are AA meetings open in Manhattan?

Are AA meetings open in Manhattan?

Open meetings are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are AA (Alcoholics Anonymous).

AA meetings take place in about 200 cities around the world. You can find a list of local meetings here: http://www.aa.org/meetings/>.

Manhattan has several AA meetings every week at different locations. Check out our listing of AA meetings in New York City to find one that's close to you.

Is the AA meeting open to the public?

A large number of AA meetings are open to the public. Alcoholics' friends and family members may also attend. People learning to be therapists occasionally attend, and if the group is smaller, there are often all-around introductions and those who are not alcoholics identify as guests.

The level of participation at these meetings varies greatly - from one or two people talking in a quiet room to groups discussing several topics at once. Sometimes groups will call for discussion on particular issues that have come up during the year-round meetings.

Many AAs meet regularly at church basements or community centers, but some larger cities may have only one location where all their monthly meetings take place. The frequency of these meetings depends on how much support an individual needs to stay sober. Most people require at least twice a week to feel like they're making progress toward recovery, but some need more time away from alcohol to keep their habits out of habit programming.

Recovery is a process - it doesn't happen overnight - but the AA meeting provides the structure needed to get started down the right path.

Does AA have Zoom meetings?

AA members may explore hundreds of online meetings, ranging from email, chat, and forums to Zoom meetings in a number of languages such as English, German, French, and Spanish, thanks to the Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup. The meetings cover topics related to addiction recovery and sobriety, with some focused on specific issues within those areas.

Anyone can join an AA online meeting, and there are many different ways to do so. You can click the Join this Meeting button on the main page of the website, which will take you to a screen where you can type in a username and password. If you're already part of a local group, they will be listed here along with other groups around the world. Clicking Join this Group will add you to the meeting.

Alternatively, if you know the name of someone who is currently attending an AA meeting, you can click the link below their profile photo on the Global Page. This will take you to a list of all the meetings that person has joined. You can then click Join this Meeting to go to the next one without being asked for a username and password.

Zoom is a video-conferencing software company that was founded in 2012. It allows users to connect with others across the world face to face via video call. There are several different types of meetings available, depending on how many people are involved.

Are there open and closed meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous?

A.A. groups hold both open and closed sessions to this goal. Closed meetings are reserved for A.A. members or people who have a drinking problem and "want to stop drinking." Anyone interested in the Alcoholics Anonymous program of recovery from alcoholism is welcome to attend open meetings.

Open meetings allow anyone to attend, listen to the discussions, and ask questions. The only requirement for openness is that you must not be an active alcoholic to participate in an open meeting.

Closed meetings are held regularly in most areas where A.A. groups meet. They usually start with about 20 minutes of sharing time and then go into executive session to discuss issues related to individuals' progress in recovery or potential problems that may need addressing. These meetings often include prayers or brief statements from leaders about important topics such as "Our Lives," "Our Future," or "Other Issues Before Us." There are also weekly meetings called "High-Risk Groups" for people in danger of hurting themselves or others because of their drinking. These meetings are always closed to protect participants' privacy but people in attendance can listen from outside the room if they wish.

Closed meetings for men only are common in some regions where women make up a large percentage of the group. This allows male members an opportunity to talk about issues surrounding alcohol abuse without being distracted by comments from women. Women's groups are equally free to discuss any topic they choose.

What’s the difference between open and closed meetings of AA?

The Closed Meeting is for alcoholics and people with an alcohol problem who want to quit drinking. The Open Meeting is open to both alcoholics and non-alcoholics, including family, friends, and anybody interested in AA. At a closed meeting, only members can speak; at an open meeting, everyone is welcome to share their thoughts about sobriety.

Closed meetings are held throughout the world every day of the year. They usually last from early morning until late at night, but they can end earlier if all those attending have gone home.

At the beginning of each meeting, the chair calls the room to order and states the purpose for which it has been called. Anyone can call the room to order by saying "I think it's time we started the meeting," or "I believe this meeting is open." When the chair says this last phrase, he or she is indicating that all who want to can share their thoughts on the subject of the meeting.

After calling the room to order, the chair introduces everyone present by name and gets them involved in the discussion. If there are members missing, the chair asks anyone who knows something about them to stand and provide a brief overview of their history with AA. This is called "sharing one's experience."

Can a non-alcoholic attend an AA meeting?

To learn more about the meeting venue, click on any placeholder. It is designed for alcoholics and people with an alcohol problem who want to stop drinking. It is meant for both alcoholics and non-alcoholics, such as family members, friends, and anybody interested in AA.

AA is the only known effective drug treatment for alcoholism. It is not a place where you go if you are trying to get off drugs otherwise known as addiction treatments.

You can go to an AA meeting with anyone who will drink if they are thirsty. However, most meetings have the rule that guests must be 18 years or older to attend. Some groups also have the rule that guests must be present to drink. This means that someone has to be willing to host you at their meeting and allow you to sit with them while they drink water or other non-alcoholic beverages.

Non-drinkers can share their experience with alcoholics, listen to the stories of others, and give feedback. They can't vote on issues before them, nor can they share a personal story during the group session. Non-alcoholics can take part in other activities at the meeting including sharing meals, going to panel discussions, listening to speakers, etc.

Non-alcoholics are welcome to come to any AA meeting, even if they aren't looking for support.

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