Our Revised Meeting Guidelines
In participation, we avoid topics that can lead to dissension or distraction. We also avoid explicit sexual descriptions and sexually abusive language. The emphasis is on honesty, recovery and healing – how to apply the twelve steps and traditions in our daily lives.
No cross talk, please. We do not interrupt others when they are speaking; nor do we ask questions of others when they are sharing. If someone feels another is getting too explicit, they may so signify by quietly raising their hand. However, the leader has the right to remind the person sharing of guidelines, time consumed and any other issues which may impact the overall safety of the group.
We do not give advice. We talk in the “I”, not the “we” or the “you”, speaking only from our own experience. If we want to respond to what someone has said, we do so in a manner similar to the following – “I can only speak for myself, but whenever I did such and such, this is what happened in my life…”
In order to prevent possible dissension during a meeting, we read only AA or SA approved literature, e.g., Big Book, White Book, 12 and 12 ET. Al.
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