I went to my first AA meeting last night, after a friend who is in NA urged me to attend. I felt nothing but love, respect and support and it has helped me almost more than I can say. I spent a significant portion of it in tears, mostly tears of releief that these people know what it is like and perhaps understand what I am going through.
I urge anyone thinking about it to attend a meeting, and is possible, more then one. Do not worry about what people think of you, nobody there will judge you. Do not worry about the 12 step program, nobody is going to push it on you. Do not worry about “The ‘G’ Word”, see above.
My first meeting. But not my last. Strength in numbers….