When You Need It Most –
November 2019 –
When I first got clean, I was told to go to a meeting, so I Googled “AA meetings” and got to some random meeting list page. I showed up at a location listed to find that there hadn’t been a meeting there for years! The list was outdated! I almost took it as a sign that recovery wasn’t for me … it took me a while to figure out that I wasn’t looking in the right place, and that I needed to go to my local area page to see a more current list.
Outdated meeting lists may be dangerous to newcomers and inconvenient for all of us if we’re trying to find a new meeting. But, keeping an updated global meeting list is almost impossible — each area would have to know where to send their newest meeting lists, and somebody would have to compile this information every month!