Can I just turn up to an AA meeting?

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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You can just show up to an AA meeting.

AA meetings are open to anyone interested in attending, and you do not need an appointment or any special permission to attend. Just show up at the time and place of the meeting, and you will be welcomed by the group.

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