Walking into your first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be one of the most difficult things you will do on your road to recovery and there is no way you can be prepared for your first experience as everyones feelings are different.
Without a doubt when you walk into your first AA meeting you can expect to feel humbled by the stories from other survivors of alcoholism. You will find people from all walks of life in these meetings and each and every one of them has gone what you have gone through when attempting to conquer this disease and find a place where they can be happy without relying on the bottle.
Apprehension and unease are expected at your first meeting however after attending a few you will begin to feel a part of the group and feel accepted by the other members; if this does not occur you shouldn’t feel bad about trying to find a meeting where you do feel comfortable because it is through these meetings where you will find the support that will help you stay alcohol free.
Most large cities have any number of AA meeting sites and you should be able to easily find one where you can fit in; their success comes from understanding how to help anyone who is going through this disease, regardless of who they are and what their situation is.
Sadly statistics show that if you first attempt at quitting isn’t successful you future attempts will have an even smaller chance of success so it is vital that you use whatever help is at your disposal, including medical.
Millions of people die each year due to alcohol related diseases. Even knowing these statistics people continue to drink and put their life at risk. If you want to quit there is help is available and going to an AA meeting is as good as it gets. The feeling of oneness between alcoholics is remarkable and actually transforms an alcoholics personality to such a degree that people often don’t recognize them as being the same person.
If you know somebody that needs help, please make sure they do get the support and help they need to successfully stop drinking alcohol and prevent them from just becoming another dreadful alcohol related statistic.Specialised alcoholics support can be 100% annonymous too, so don’t hold back if you are too shy to reveal your bad habit to the rest of the world.