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Closed Meetings Vs Open Meetings explained

The differences between open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings and closed AA meetings are quite simple: closed meetings are for AA members only, while open meetings are open to others outside of AA, including (but not limited to):

  • Non-alcoholics

  • General observers

  • Those who are considering joining AA but haven’t committed yet

  • Family members and friends of AA members

a = AM

p = PM

C = Closed

S = Speaker

Y = Young at Heart

M = Men's

W = Women's

BB = Big Book Study

LS = Living Sober

O = Open

SS = Step Study

T = Tradition's Meeting

Sec = Secular

MD = Meditation

GV = GrapeVine

DR = Daily Reflection

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