The Difference Between Open and Closed A.A. Meetings
The purpose of all A.A. group meetings, as the
Preamble states, is for A.A. members to "share their
experience, strength and hope with each other that
they may solve their common problem and help others
to recover from alcoholism." Toward this end, A.A.
groups have both open and closed meetings.
Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for
those who have a drinking problem and "have a desire
to stop drinking."
Open meetings are available to anyone interested
in Alcoholics Anonymousí program of recovery from
alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings
|Reprinted from The A.A. Group...Where It All Begins, p. 11, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
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