October 5, 2019 – During the meeting, members pulled out a book about alcoholism entitled “The Big Book” by William “Bill W.” Wilson and promptly turned to chapter five. For 20 minutes, each individual took turns reading personal stories told by people in the book regarding their struggles with alcoholism. After these readings, the group then proceeded to give weekly updates about things that are currently happening in their life. These weekly updates included everything from school related issues to mental health struggles, such as coping with depression. One student who wished to stay anonymous discussed his comfort with other members of the group during weekly meetings, saying, “I really feel comfortable, I feel more comfortable at these meetings than with my family.” 

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