What to Expect from Your First AA Meeting If you have never attended an AA meeting, you may be feeling some anxiety over what you should expect. There are many misconceptions perpetuated by television and film about what happens in meetings, and media often portrays them as negative experiences.
Before the meeting begins, you will have a chance to socialize, pour a cup of coffee, or find a seat. The meeting will typically start with a prayer or private reflection followed by a brief discussion of literature for the program. Newcomers are given an opportunity to introduce themselves, but this is not mandatory. After this point, the meeting material is unique to the particular session, typically following a particular theme or step in the program.
If you are ready to take the step of attending your first AA meeting, consult the caring behavioral health professionals at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital. To contact our Los Angeles center, visit our website or call (888) 348-2165 today.