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A Website for AA Munich's English Language Meeting Groups

Munich English-Language Meetings are Open and Non-Smoking

The four most common kinds of AA meetings are:

Open Meetings: As the term suggests, meetings of this type are open to alcoholics and their families and to anyone interested in solving a personal drinking problem or helping someone else to solve such a problem.

During the meeting there is usually a period for local AA announcements, and a treasurer passes the hat to defray costs of the meeting hall, literature, and incidental expenses. The meeting adjourns, often followed by informal visiting over coffee or other light refreshments.

Guests at AA open meetings are reminded that any opinions or interpretations they may hear are solely those of the speaker involved. All members are free to interpret the recovery program in their own terms, but none can speak for the local group or for AA as a whole.

Closed Meetings: These meetings are limited to alcoholics. They provide an opportunity for members to share with one another on problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program.

Speaker Meeting: Generally, a regular member of the meeting, a guest, or a visitor, speaks on "what was I like, what happened, and what am I like now" for 20 minutes or so. Frequently, the speaker suggests a topic related to the talk for the group to discuss for the remainder of the meeting time. Should the speaker not provide a topic, the group selects one for the balance of the meeting.

Discussion Meeting: The group shares on an a topic either from the literature the group studies, or a general topic of interest to all.

All of the meetings in Munich are open meetings.

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This site was last updated on October 29, 2018