So last night I went to my first AA meeting in years. I think I haven’t been to a meeting in around six to seven years. The thing that made this time different was, that I went with someone who has been a friend and a neighbor of mine for around thirty-eight years. As I mentioned on yesterday’s post, he has been going to AA for a couple of months and so my wife asked him to have a little talk with me, about my drinking. He knows that I only drink on the weekends, but I binge, because we used to drink together. And so I decided that I should give AA another try, but since I’m doing it with a long time friend of mine, I think I will feel more comfortable than before, when I went by myself.
I have to say, that the meeting was excellent. Even though the meeting was in Spanish and I would have prefered one in English, still, they did welcome me to the group with open arms. A lot of the old schoolers shared some of their stories and it was great. The meetings at this place are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. I know that I will be going back to that one. Plus I will be attending a Saturday meeting, just a few blocks away from my home. I guess that going with an old friend, really makes a difference. Plus from now on, I will look at my alcoholism as my “alcohol use disorder”.
With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!