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ie01bella
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New addition for learning purposes

Post by ie01bella » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:27 pm

Hello,

I am a new member here to learn the differences between online meetings versus physical meetings.

-Future Social Worker

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PaigeB
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Re: New addition for learning purposes

Post by PaigeB » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:48 am

Welcome... I hope this will start a discussion. Let me say at the outset that AA itself has no opinion on this topic. Each member will respond as their personal experience dictates.

That being said I will speak of mine. My sobriety date is 8-1-2009, giving me a little over 9 years of experience. I have been coming to this Forum nearly daily since I found it Jun 24, 2011. I also go to 3 or 4 face to face meetings a week. I use this forum as a sort of 11th Step - making "conscious contact" with other alcoholics & my Higher Power via reading and writing. I must tell you though, that I have found nothing so satisfying as the chemistry of face to face meetings. I can SEE that they Love me and they can SEE when I need to be held accountable.

This Forum does not hold "meetings" per se. This is a discussion forum. E-aa does have email meetings that would likely require one to be alcoholic to attend. You would need to find an online meeting (Live chat, video, or email) that is "Open". That means for anyone interested in alcoholism. There is an Intergroup of online meetings that can be accessed at http://aa-intergroup.org/ . This will show about 150+ online meetings. To get information on face to face meetings near you you can go to our General Service Office website at https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources. Remember - you want to find "Open" AA meetings.
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Re: New addition for learning purposes

Post by tomsteve » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:16 pm

ie01bella wrote:Hello,

I am a new member here to learn the differences between online meetings versus physical meetings.

-Future Social Worker
physical meetings are face to face and online meetings are behind a computer screen.
typically not much difference- people at both with the desire to stop drinking and people at both carrying the message to the still sick and suffering alcoholic.

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Re: New addition for learning purposes

Post by federatepotato » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:30 pm

I've been wondering the same thing, like where is the online presence?

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Re: New addition for learning purposes

Post by Jojo2 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:55 am

Welcome to e-AA

We are glad you are here.

To locate face to face meetings, a good starting place would be the AA helpline in your area. You will be speaking to a recovering alcoholic and they will be able to give you much helpful information.
Follow the links on the website below for US and Canada:

https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources

Outside US and Canada:

https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa- ... es/world/1

There are many opportunities to communicate with other people in recovery online.

Here at eAA, we have these discussion forums where you
will find much support and hear from other members how it worked for us.

There is an e-AA discussion Forum dedicated to Newcomers
http://www.e-aa.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=11

Our Email Recovery Meeting is very active with lively discussion on a range of recovery topics. You can subscribe here:

http://e-aameetings.org/mailman/listinf ... etings.org


We provide a temporary sponsor facility to get you started with the AA programme. Please complete the form here:

http://www.e-aa.org/form_sponsors.php


There is no shortage of support.

Do let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Whilst we neither endorse nor oppose other recovery sites, the following approved link may be helpful in finding online meetings:

http://www.aa-intergroup.org/index.php

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