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February 6, 2020 – For sure, there are families in this town that struggle with someone addicted, and many of those addicted are seeking help. At Christ Church Greenwich the 12-Step meetings are abundant: every week there are 10 Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meetings. Add seven other churches in town I found listed on the AA meeting schedule (ct-aa.org): Greenwich Baptist Church, Diamond Hill United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Saint Saviour’s Church, First United Methodist Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Catherine’s Church, and one at Greenwich Hospital. (And note, there’s an Addiction Recovery Center at Greenwich Hospital.)

AA most certainly has a significant imprint in our town. I learned recently that one of the very earliest AA meetings was held at Christ Church, and then came the discovery of a pioneering alcoholics treatment at Blythewood Sanitarium in Cos Cob, but that comes later.

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