What to Expect From Your First AA Meeting

What to Expect From Your First AA Meeting

The 12-step program has been around for almost 100 years. In fact, the first AA meeting took place in 1935, three years before Alcoholics Anonymous became the official name of the organization. AA was publicly founded in 1938 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, two men who struggled with alcoholism themselves.

Keep reading for a breakdown of what to expect at your first AA meeting.

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The Increasing Popularity of Sober Bars: What Are They Exactly?

The Increasing Popularity of Sober Bars: What Are They Exactly?

One of the hardest parts about getting sober is losing out on the social aspects of drinking. But more and more people are figuring out how to go to the bar without getting drunk.

That's in part thanks to sober bars. When you go to a sober bar, you're getting the same environment minus all the alcohol. You're drinking mocktails instead of cocktails. 

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6 Tips for Dating a Recovering Alcoholic in AA (When You Are Not)

6 Tips for Dating a Recovering Alcoholic in AA (When You Are Not)

Things are going great on your date. The chemistry is there, you're laughing, you have plenty in common. Then they drop the bomb: they are an alcoholic who's gotten sober. 

Is this a dealbreaker? Maybe, maybe not. Dating a recovering alcoholic can present some problems, but it's not an insurmountable hurdle. 

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A Quick Guide on What to Say to Someone on Their Sobriety Anniversary

A Quick Guide on What to Say to Someone on Their Sobriety Anniversary

Is someone you know approaching a sobriety milestone? You may want to congratulate them on their achievement, but what's the best way to do that? You'll want to encourage them while remaining sensitive to the subject.

If you're not sure how to do that, here are a few tips on what to say to someone on their sobriety anniversary.

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