New Hampshire District 11
(Including the communities of Ashland, Belmont, Bristol, Campton, Center Barnstead, Center Harbor, Center Sandwich, Franklin, Gilford, Laconia, Lincoln, Meredith, Moultonboro, North Woodstock, Plymouth, Tilton & Warren)
|General Notes About Meetings
Most Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are open to anyone. You do not have to be an A.A. member to attend any meeting, however, attendance at "closed" meetings (see below) is only limited to those persons who believe they have a drinking problem.
All A.A. groups are self-supporting through members' contributions only. Consistent with our Seventh Tradition, there are no charges or fees for attendance or membership, but a collection may be taken from those A.A. members in attendance. Collected funds are used for hall rentals, A.A books and other literature, tokens, refreshments, and to support the work of A.A. worldwide.
All A.A. groups are autonomous, which means they are separate from any other group or organization. A.A. is not a hiercharcy and has no "corporate structure" or charters; there are no branches or divisions. A.A. groups may choose to affiliate themselves for coordination and support only. Our unifying principles are contained in the basic text, Alcoholics Anonymous (the "Big Book"), and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, which remind us to place principles before personalities.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people in recovery, not a treatment center, professional practice, religious society, social club or political organization. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to collectively help our members achieve and maintain sobriety. The concept of drunks staying sober by helping other drunks is the fundamental premise on which the fellowship was formed in 1935.
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of the fellowship.This fact is stressed at every meeting, and we request everyone who attends a meeting, members and non-members alike, to maintain strict confidentiality as to who and what is seen and heard.
Key to Meeting Types
(Letters in parentheses correspond to the "Type" column on the meeting list page.)
Speaker Meeting (S): One or more A.A. members share their experience, stength and hope.
Discussion Meeting (D): Those in attendance discuss a range of topics related to problems with alcohol and living a sober life.
Speaker/Discussion Meeting (SD): One speaker (usually) followed by discussion.
Step Meeting (X): Participants discuss practicing the Twelve Steps, usually through references to or reading selected A.A. literature.
Big Book Meeting (B): Reading and discussion of the basic text, Alcoholics Anonymous, affectionately known as the "Big Book."
Closed Meeting (C): In keeping with A.A.'s singleness of purpose, attendance at closed meetings is limited to persons who believe they have a drinking problem.
Handicapped Accessible: Meeting is held in a facility accessible to persons with walking disabilities.
Al-Anon Meeting At Same Time/Location. Al-Anon is a fellowship for those non-alcoholics who have suffered and struggled with someone else's drinking, usually our family members.
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