Has anyone been to a local AA meeting? I'm really struggling and want to get some help but I've heard mixed reviews. Any feedback on experience and which location would be helpful!

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Hi! Feel free to DM for additional info but there are lots of options.

1) Plenty of AA groups, I don’t intend to discredit AA as they’ve helped a ton of people this wasn’t personally for me as someone non-religious. The 12 steps can certainly be flexed where your “higher power” could be anything, but I felt it was more backwards focused looking at what you have done rather than being forward looking and positive (again this is just my personal feeling from experience)
2) Recovery Dharma: based on Buddhist principles but does not feel religious at all. If mindfulness and meditation are things that resonate with you I’d give it a look
3) SMART recovery: Far fewer meetings in Denver but takes a completely different approach to AA. Focus is more on self empowerment. Relapses are treated as something you learn from and don’t beat yourself up over. If you want to count days that’s up to you.

I can guarantee you’ll meet amazing supportive people at any of these.

Denver is also lucky enough to be where the Phoenix was founded. https://thephoenix.org
It’s a free gym/sober community for anyone who has been sober 48 hours. If a recovery meeting seems scary at first try and workout or a hike. You’ll meet inspiring people who’ve been in similar shoes to yourself.

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One of the leaders at my gym helps to run Phoenix, so if you need help getting connected feel free to DM me and I can get you in touch. He is an awesome guy.

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I have not in Denver (not currently living there), you have the meeting finder app? I find the meetings very welcoming where ever I go. Has changed my life more than I could have ever imagined. App is here

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/meeting-guide/id1042822181

Thank you so much!

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My dad went to the one on 14th and liked it!

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