Alcoholics Anonymous is a self-help organization that provides a support group for individuals trying to overcome alcoholism.
A 12-step program is a self-help group whose members attempt recovery from various addictions through the use of a plan referred to as the “twelve steps.” A beginners’ group meets every Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 pm in the Merton Center in the Rectory of the Church.
These meetings are usually led by more experienced group members with the primary focus on introducing new members to the tools available for the maintenance of sobriety.
Beginners are not restricted to meetings of this type; they are welcomed at all meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. A benefit of a "beginner" meeting is the opportunity to meet other peers as they start their sober lives.
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