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Meetings are the functional units of self-help recovery programs where individuals support their own recovery and that of others by sharing their "experiences, strength and hope."

  • anniversary: celebration of another year of sobriety
  • beginners, newcomers: for novices
  • Big Book: discussion of excerpts from the book Alcoholics Anonymous
  • business: Members of that group conduct business before or after the regular meeting.
  • closed: members only
  • discussion, topic: a topic is proposed as the focus of discussion.
  • open: Anyone may attend.
  • speaker: The meeting is dominated by one or more members telling an extended story.
  • step: Members work on steps.