Apel Mjausson (apel) wrote in acoa,
Apel Mjausson

What to expect when attending your first meeting

launch_pad made me co-maintainer of acoa and I dusted off the community profile and added some information.

While doing that I came across an old entry about what to expect when attending your first ACA or ACOA meeting. It's all still true, so I thought I'd post a link to it again.

What has changed since 2002 when I wrote that entry, is that we got our own Big Book. It was published in 2006 and since then ACA has grown by leaps and bounds. There are new meetings springing up all over the place. In my own community we had managed to maintain 2 weekly meetings up until 2008. Attendance was very low -- often just the same 2-3 people. But now we have 9 weekly meetings, including 4 cosponsor meetings.

The same is happening in lots of other places. Atlanta has 6 meetings, Kansas City has 2, Boston has 11, Las Vegas 8 and so on. The same applies internationally. Stockholm in Sweden for example has 10 meetings per week. That's more than one every day.

If you couldn't find any local meetings a couple of years ago, it may be worth checking again.
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