A.A. closed?

@webeishere (36353)
United States
October 3, 2007 11:15am CST
Well I went to my local A.A. club for a meeting. For those who don't know what A.A. is it's Alcoholics Anonymous. I am an alcoholic/drug addict. I have been clean and sober for over 16 years due in part to going to meetings etc. Anyhow I was there at 10:15 for the 10:30 meeting & the building was still locked up. I've never seen it locked at this time especially at a time when a meeting was to occur. I feel that this no smoking ban in the State of Minnesota has affected this as there's no smoking allowed in the A.A. club now. Most members that have a key are smokers and I fear they don't go there as much. I hated missing my meeting but life goes on. I'll go to one later. Thanks for letting me vent. http://aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Geez...maybe A.A. should just start having meetings at private homes instead. You'd think they could at least give you guys a break with this smoking ban. You've all struggled enough with giving up habits can't they just leave you alone with this one! Hope your later meeing works out!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Oct 07
As far as the law the way it's written we are a "public" building as anyone is allowed to come into it so the law affects us as well. We do have a review due at the end of March 2008. Things may change then for some clubs and bars etc then. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Wow....I would hope that an AA meeting would not be cancelled due to a smoking ban. With the stress in your life...you need their support. It is too bad they are not there to help you.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Oct 07
It will be opened later I am sure. But seems the early morning meeting is mostly smokers & there wasn't one aropund with a key. Ugghhh!
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
7 Oct 07
OMG, what a shame! Of all things to close up shop...not AA or NA?! Perhaps it is time to investigate the closure and attempt to find a new meeting place or something. So many people depend upon AA and NA to help them in their road to sobriety, I'd hate to see someone who was in real need to suffer. Of course, they can still call their sponser, but that unity and help that they get from the mmetings is just so awesome.
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
Hello! That's bad. But i'm sure it'll be open again soon.I hope, as it helps a lot of people. I'm glad to know that you've been sober for 16 yrs now grandpa bob! way to go!! Nice to hear you venting again here grandapa bob! *hehe*...you're really back! yeey!Take care. And keep up the good work!*smile* ciao! c",)
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
3 Oct 07
That's too bad....it's nice to see you back web and nice to see that dad is making progress! Sounds like he is on the right track even if it took a cute nurse to persuade him to get moving!
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
3 Oct 07
If that's what happened here, it's a darn shame. A.A. has saved a lot of good people from total distruction. I commend you big toime for 16 years of sobriety. Way to go Bob.
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