FAQ


FAQ

These are a list of frequently asked questions about Alcoholics Anonymous.

Yes, we are printing state/area wide meeting lists and they are available at the office or can be mailed to you. They are $1.00 each plus shipping and handling. Contact cso@csoaamaine.org if you would like meeting lists.

Yes, find a meeting on our meeting list, and then just show up. You don’t have to talk, there’s no signing in, it doesn’t cost anything. If it’s your first time going to a meeting, you just walk in to the meeting, pick somewhere to sit, and that’s all you have to do.

If asked to introduce yourself, just say your first name, and that either you are “just checking it out” or “this is my first meeting” or “I’m an alchoholic”- whatever you are comfortable with.

Yes! On the meetings page, filter for the results you want, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the blue “Print Meetings” button. This will open up your computer’s print dialogue, so you can print the meetings easily.

There are no dues or fees for AA Membership. During the meeting, a group may ask for a donation to help support the meeting by helping to buy coffee, rent, etc. You are free to donate whatever you want, or nothing at all.

The only person that can answer this question is you. Some people go to a meeting once a week, others may go to multiple meetings per day. There is no set rule. Most people find out how many meetings work for their individual program. It is recommended that newcomers go to 90 meetings in 90 days, but that’s just a suggestion.

We print updated meeting lists on the first of every month. They are available for purchase online, or you can stop by the CSO office.