A.A. offers two types of meetings

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Open Speaker Meetings

Everyone is welcome, alcoholics and non-alcoholics

A.A. members “tell their stories”. They describe their experiences with alcohol, how they came to A.A., and how their lives have changed as a result of A.A.

 

Closed Discussion Meetings

Alcoholics and prospective A.A. members only
One member speaks briefly about his or her drinking experience then leads a discussion on some aspect of A.A. — recovery, support, or any other drinking-related issue the group would like to discuss.